Sunday, November 04, 2007

Literacy impeded

In Narubia, because of the natural pigmentation of the tree bark, the natives make paper that is almost black, and they use a white ink to write on it. That's why they never became very literate there. It takes too long to fill the entire piece of paper with white ink except for the letters.

5 Comments:

Blogger LocusCeruleus said...

Woohoo! Welcome back.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Bukes said...

Are you really back?

Please?

11:10 PM  
Anonymous aaaargh! said...

Personally I'm glad you've lost interest in this site, because it has always sucked. Every time I read it, every single day for about two years now, it's always dumb. I swear sometime I even think you're just making stuff up.

You know, I keep reading about how GREAT the internet is, but every day when I click on my Internet Explorer icon this is the page that comes up. Every single day!

Why have so many hundreds of companies spent so many billions of dollars to create this internet thing if all you can get when you launch your browser is this one stupid site? I should cancel my internet subscription someday soon...

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Pancake said...

I feel the same way as Mrs. Aaaargh! I never understood why Bill Gates raved about this site.
The stories sound made up to me.
I'm going back to reading the newspaper.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did the NY Times call this site the best, most informative news site on the Internet? I just don't see it.

10:34 PM  

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