Monday, January 09, 2012

The world's greatest invention? Try writing

In a delightful short post on The Economist's More Intelligent Life website, Tom Standage says that civilization's best invention is writing. And I agree. Writing makes you think better. Writing makes you question things.  Writing...okay, okay, over to Tom:
It is not just one of the foundations of civilisation: it underpins the steady accumulation of intellectual achievement. By capturing ideas in physical form, it allows them to travel across space and time without distortion, and thus slip the bonds of human memory and oral transmission, not to mention the whims of tyrants and the vicissitudes of history.
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Note: If are interested, There is a useful Success Manual Guide, called 'Writing Skills To Pay The Bills'.

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