Wednesday, 1 November 2006

Today in History: Writing Invented

History, of course, began exactly 5000 years ago today, when writing was invented in ancient Sumer (modern day Iraq).

Those first pieces of writing, made by poking the end of a reed into a clay tablet, will have long since decayed into dust; but we can guess with reasonable certainty that the very first words written were:
'You ain't read nothing yet!'

The rest, as they say, is history.

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