Apparently, humans were not born to read.
“Reading is a cultural invention ” [Dr. Guinevere] Eden said. “There’s nothing designed in the brain to make us readers. Reading has only been around for 4,000 years, maybe a little longer. There are no systems in place from an evolutionary perspective designed for reading.”
Governments and organisations seem to revere documents as the means by which things are run… it’s interesting to reflect on how unnatural this may be.
Hat tip: Harold Jarche