Paul Revere Protocols (Transcript of Discussion)
All right, saving the worst for last. I guess, keeping with the theme, this is not (well in a sense it is) about bringing protocols to life: in this case it’s more bringing history to life. I’m going to be describing an actual protocol that was quite significant in history. Some people may know about it. This is a poem that describes the events. This is something that American schoolchildren for many generations, or decades, were forced to memorize after it came out. I was actually, I think, after that period: I don’t remember ever having to memorize this (and my school did keep things around for a long time: we were still having air-raid drills when I was a senior in high school in 1976). But in any case I didn’t have to memorize this.
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