When something’s a piece of cake
Let’s go back to what I was saying about a family’s library. Let’s go for it. In this post –https://coachdanny.ca/2019/11/21/greysanatomy-solomotivation-thursdaythoughts-2/ – last Thursday, I told you about the importance, in my opinion, of keeping a copy of certain reference works at your disposal. So why? Who among us would be able to use a computer without electricity? Of course, some people may tell me that they would use a self-contained energy source, etc. Would they really, though?
In all seriousness, the spread of knowledge by word of mouth dates back to when the human race was able to use some form of language. Of course, before that, mimicry was the only way to share your knowledge with another individual, and so on and so forth. After this came drawing, writing, and the like. These forms of communication have the advantage of not having to necessarily depend on memory. Digital media is merely an extension of printed media.
My conclusion is that from the moment we can write and read a common language, be it Chinese, English or Spanish, printed media is accessible to virtually everyone, without requiring specific technical knowledge or having to rely on technology that may be beyond our comprehension. This is why a physical printed library of works seems to be a good way to locally contribute to safeguarding human knowledge. There is not much point in having the latest edition, a colour copy from 1995 can do the job just as well, at a very affordable cost if it is second-hand, even if its condition is not perfect.
Sorry about the cake tag, it’s a proper highjack :o)
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Last Updated on November 28, 2019 by Coach Danny