"If you let me use your rock, you'll get it back tomorrow with a bit of the antler-beast I'll kill with it."
Originally Posted by publius
Lending with interest is old enough that the Bible forbids it, which indicates that the guys who wrote it were aware of some of the problems even back then.
Accountants are perfectly capable of counting dept even though after more than half a millennium they still don't know what a negative number is.
Originally Posted by Extravoice
When Pacioli described it in 1494, he wasn't writing about something new but was rather putting down "current best practices" is a school textbook.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain