01 Jun '11, 5pm

How were football scores reported before the arrival of cheap #oil and mass-telecommunications? via @treehugger

How were football scores reported before the arrival of cheap #oil and mass-telecommunications? via @treehugger

He Sh*ts, He Scores! Pigeons Carry Sporting News Image credit: Transition Culture /Peter Cross, and Ingrid Taylar (used under Creative Commons license.) From farming with horses to the return of the scythe , many people concerned about peak oil are looking at traditional techniques and technologies in a new light. Whether you see this as pragmatic realism, or misguided nostalgia, will depend on your worldview—but it is often a fascinating insight into a world we've forgotten. Now Rob Hopkins over at Transition Culture has posted an awesome little trivia piece on how football (soccer) results were reported before the arrival of cheap oil and mass-telecommunications. View the entire comment thread.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/sports-reporting-...

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transitionculture.org 01 Jun '11, 5pm

I think this was meant to be light hearted but i’m addressing the serious sub text; Why use a pigeon when you have twitter...