This section is named after a McLuhan axiom, so it’s only appropriate that I share this article from Matt Novak over at Paleofuture. From the article: “You might say that you are working on a history of Egyptian arithmetic. You know a bit of Sanskrit, you are qualified in German, and you are a good mathematician. They said, it will be right over. And they at once, Xerox, with the help of computers from the libraries of the world, all the latest material just for you personally, not as something to be put out on a bookshelf. They send you the package as a direct personal service,” McLuhan said.