Alphabetizing is obsolete?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has this quirky piece about how literacy is changing. The problem is that it’s premise (that tradition aside, ABC’s could be learned BAC) is simply wrong. While a searchable world makes certain kinds of literacy less important, the underlying structure of that world is governed by rules which rely on numeracy and alphabetical ordering. If you lose those, you may as well start banging rocks together to make fire.
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/03/31/alphabetizing/

Just realized what the day is. Jaysus. Nevermind.

 

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