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description, concept, argument


On that first day a man who we did not know walked into Paradiso with a picture-phone. OK said Crunch, 'lets see our Russian friends, they have a picture phone as well'... 45 minutes later the blurb on the screen actually opened up. We saw an image of some guys, clearly 'Russian guys' and it was renewed every few seconds. We understood their wave. Because saying 'Hi' and a Wave is the first indication of new things in these times; because an exchange of 'Hi's confirms the connection. And I was in awe. I can still see the image in my mind. There were three or four guys, one at the top of the image who was acting as the spokesperson, the social interface, happily chatting away with Crunch.

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