too many words by laura lemay

writer quote

Well, this smells of urban legend, but its cute anyhow:

“Be a scribe! Your body will be sleek, your hand will be soft. You are
one who sits grandly in your house; your servants answer speedily; beer
is poured copiously; all who see you rejoice in good cheer. Happy is
the heart of him who writes; he is young each day.”–Ptahhotep, 4500 BC


(I got it from Geoff Hart on the tech writer’s mailing list.)