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Subject:Re: old school From:Beth Agnew <beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca> Date:Mon, 19 May 2008 19:45:15 -0400
So when I show my students pictures of the cave paintings, and tell them
it was an early form of technical writing, I'm not far off at all!
John Hedtke wrote:
> Actually, that reminds of something from my very early career, when
> we actually had to evolve hands with fully opposable thumbs to hold
> the pots of red ochre we used for painting the design documents on
> the cave walls. Previously, we'd had to grip things in our teeth and
> move our heads up and down, which didn't work as well on the fiddly
> bits of the drawings.
> The development of the flatter Cro-Magnon face and more tightly
> meshing teeth? That was a design change our team suggested as a side
> modification to make it easier to chew the sticks we used for brushes.
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