I watched Life of Mars last night. For those who didn't see it, it's about a cop in 2008 who gets transported back to 1973. An underlying theme to the show is how he adjust to not having the same tools-cell phones, etc- that he had in 2008 to do his job. That got me thinking- how would being transported back to 1973 affect our ability as planners to do our jobs. My initial thought was that GIS would be gone. We would have to go back to hand-drawn maps. So what does the throbbing brain think?