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Sep 28, 2010, 07:32 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Long ago, our ancestors lived in caves and devised crude, rough tools to help them get through the day. One of those crude, rough tools was human language. Sure, language gave us such things as civilization (which at times comes in handy), but language is woefully inadequate for many of our modern needs. I can't be the only one repeatedly thinking: “Words fail me. They're not precise enough.â€

"Here is why. A few months ago I was trying to buy inexpensive USB flash drives that I could make available to low-income youth and adults who use the public library where I work. I was looking for 256MB USB drives that would sell for about $2 each. I'm pretty good at finding merchandise on the Web, but I spent more than an hour fruitlessly looking.

"Then all of a sudden the other day--a few months later--I come across this vendor sellling a $2 USB Flash drive."

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