posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 10:34 AM
Originally posted by semperfortis
The Pen or pencil
So that all other things can be recorded
I'd have to agree with this 100% percent. I posted that the writing instrument (be it a stick scribling instrctions in the sand, a feather tip
dipped in ink or the modern ink pen and/or mechanical pencil) is the greatest invention of all time.
All other inventions came about by recording ideas on animal skin, stone or paper. If it were not for these recordings, we'd be still wondering what
I carry a pencil and a pen in my shirt pocket everyday, not because I want to, but my job requires me to record numbers and notes constantly. Without
them, I would not be able to function efficiently.
Recording on paper the data that comes from a calculator or a computer screen is essential in my line of work.
[edit on 11/7/08 by Intelearthling]