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No trivial pursuit

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 07 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5648
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

Before multimedia and computers there were times when there was literally nothing on the television for much of the day. Christmas meant new films, no pausing, and no recording. If you missed it, you missed it. In commercial breaks people sprinted to the toilet and spilt tea on the carpet as they hurried back from the kitchen. Androids were futuristic robots, Apple and Blackberry types of fruit, and only birds Twittered. These decades were so boring that we resorted to playing board games. Trivial Pursuit …

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