When this anti-tech song was big back in 1969,
technology wasn’t really an issue. There was no cable television, no internet; just ABC, NBC and CBS television. FOX had not yet been born. 8-track and cassette tapes didn’t exist, only vinyl records. CDs and MP3s weren’t even an idea because home computers hadn’t yet been invented.
“A tiny telephone you carry in your pocket and it also works as a camera?
Hah-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah! Funniest thing I ever
heard! You’re a riot! Yeah, and I’ll bet if you want to buy something you just press a button on the TV screen and the people will bring it to your house.
Quit it! I can’t breathe!”
That was America when this song was #1.