"I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter."
A lighthearted look at how business people over-complicate what they want to say with hilarious consequences. The article contains various real world examples of what people say in meeting and a translation of what they actually mean.
Writing was developed independently in Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, and among the Maya in Central America. There are some areas where the question as to whether writing was adopted or independently developed is in doubt, as at Easter Island.