in reply to poll ideas quest 2012
The thing i fear most about going too far back in time is:
Related: Re: poll ideas quest 2010 (Past sucks why)
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This idea is very similar to Re: poll ideas quest 2012 (What will you miss the most in a post-apocalyptic world?), which, incidentally, got turned to a poll somewhat after you have posted this idea: What would you miss the most in a post-apocalyptic world?.
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