Thursday, January 10, 2019

Well, that explains a lot..................

As everyone from ancient times till today knows, clerks and accountants think in a non-human fashion.  They think like filing cabinets.  This is not their fault.  If they don't think that way their drawers will get all mixed up and they won't be able to provide the services their government, company or organisation requires.  The most important impact of script (writing) on human history is precisely this:  it has gradually changed the way humans think and view the world.  Free association and holistic thought has given way to compartmentalisation and bureaucracy. 

-Yuval Noah Harari,  Sapiens:  A Brief History of Humankind

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