Socrates didn't charge for "education" because when you are in business, the "customer starts to become right". Whereas in education, the customer is generally "not right". Marketeers are catering to what people want, educators are trying to deal with what they think people need (and this is often not at all what they want). Part of Montessori's genius was to realize early that children want to get fluent in their surrounding environs and culture, and this can be really powerful if one embeds what they need in the environs and culture.
Teargas—my lungs are burning. A guy next to me sprays cleaning agent into his girlfriend’s eyes. I am shocked at this violent attack, but no one else is. Everybody around me seems familiar with this act, and it soon becomes clear why. The pump spray is filled with milk and used to ease the effect of teargas on the eyes.
operating with two alphabets [uppercase and lowercase] is particularly awkward when capital letters occur comparatively seldom, as in the english language. it seems incomprehensible to carry a huge apparatus for such limited use.
printing with one alphabet makes for more harmonious makes for more harmonious typography than mixing the different styles of two alphabets. if typographic emphasis is desired at the beginning of sentences, for example, bolder type or wider spacing could serve the purpose.
THE CAPITAL LETTERS OF ANCIENT TIMES, ALTHOUGH MORE HARMONIOUS IN THEIR CONCEPT, ARE DIFFICULT TO READ IN A LONG TEXT
the lower case alphabet is, for that reason, the foundation for the “universal type” and capital letters have been omitted.
In antiquity, written texts were supports for what you already knew. Putting spaces was irrelevant; it was just an aide memoire. By contrast, the Irish are the first people who had to cope with Latin for whom Latin had never been a spoken language. They were beyond the confines of the old Roman Empire and, of course, as they were converted to Christianity in the fifth century, just as the tide of the Roman empire was moving away from them, there was no one who actually spoke Latin as a living language. Imagine, then, trying to learn a foreign language with no native speakers and not knowing where the ends of the words are. And in this context someone in Ireland had the—to us obvious, to them innovative—idea of breaking up words and putting spaces in between them, the better to comprehend what was going on.
I was in Delphi, Greece looking at ancient inscriptions on the Oracle of Delphi—they’re impossible to see from far away; each line is only about an inch tall. I noticed that there were no spaces between the words. When I asked why this was I was told that they were prayers, and that it didn’t matter if they could be read easily by people. The gods don’t need spaces.