third world county

Safe Search

September 2016
S M T W T F S
« Aug    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

Never Forget!

Great Hosting!

Meta

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Archives

Site menu:

Site search

VOTD

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. (Ecclesiastes 7:8, ESV)

Blogroll

Cool Links

Good Reads

More Good Reading

Categories

September 2016
S M T W T F S
« Aug    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

Better Hope TEOTWAWKI Never Happens. . .

No Gravatar

. . . because civilization would truly collapse. Why do I say this? Because not only are young adults–you know, the ones who would have to carry the torch, as it were–largely illiterate (or at least massively subliterate and/or a-literate), but most of them don’t even know how to hold a writing implement like a pen or pencil.

Seriously. Watch a 20-something try to write anything with pen and paper. Almost every one I see nowadays has the most awkward, cramp-inducing grip imaginable. This, of course, results in nearly unreadable penmanship in many cases and is sure to induce the dreaded “writer’s cramp” in short order. Without the ability to comprehend the millions of volumes of written “dead tree” text (no matter how laboriously they may be able to decode those funny lil squiggles on the page) and thumb-text in “pseudo-L33T” on their ubiquitous dumb phones, the transmission of information is bound to die.

In short order, what was once civilization will be back to the Dark Ages where people don’t even know what used to be possible. Though it’d still be an order of magnitude more advanced than the typical Muslim society today, it’d be back to life as “nasty, brutish and short” in a generation.

Trackback URL for this post: http://www.thirdworldcounty.us/wp-trackback.php?p=12025

RSS feed

Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.