The Pilgrims did not have the benefit of wireless technology at the
three centuries ago (1621). But if they had been so blessed the holiday might be much different today.
Because the Pilgrims could have used
ZigBee to monitor wild turkey flocks, there would have been a bigger turkey "harvest." Everybody would have been able to have breast meat and turkey legs would forever be known as ice cream confectionsa true culinary masterpiece.
Had Wi-Fi been around in pre-colonial villages, Pilgrim men would have watched the Squanto, Massasoit, and the Wampanoagi Indian tribes compete on TV in their naive sport. Instead of football, Lacrosse would be the game most associated with the autumn harvest.
If WiMAX had been in existence in Pilgrim times, all of its standards battles would have been resolved 200 years ago or so. Today we would not be forced to follow the seemingly endless attempts to co-opt the technology to benefit some corporation or country.
Historical evidence that the Pilgrims used Bluetooth to listen to hymns on their iPods would pretty much cinch the case that Scandinavian adventurers had discovered America. This would only be true, of course, if it could be shown that Christopher Columbus and Hendrik Hudson did not have Bluetooth transceivers aboard the Santa Maria and Half Moon respectively.
Have a happy Thanksgiving.