Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More underwear, more literacy

The story goes like this: Marco Mostert says that the increase in the use of underwear in medieval Europe led to a growth in the supply of rags, a fall in the price of paper and eventually the increase in literacy.
That's unintended consequences!

Via boingboing.

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