A small amount of perspective on TIME.
When the pyramids were being built, there were still wooly mammoths. A few anyway. Probably more on earth than there are rhinoceroses NOW; today!
Keeping time in perspective is the most difficult task when talking to or writing for the public. Way back in college I kept notebooks of correlating timelines from around the world. I still do this to some degree but it grows too fast to be really useful. Twenty-plus years ago I started a project in Adobe Illustrator (that alone should give some perspective of technology) to create a graphic concordance; but it was too big to handle without making it a job. Anyway, facts like that above are very useful for keeping a perspective of time.
A few other tidbits from this interesting blog post*:
“Oxford University was over 300 years old when the
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