Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
– Fran Lebowitz
Of course, with agriculture came the first big civilizations, the first cities built of mud and brick, the first empires. And it was the administers of these empires who began hiring people to keep track of the wheat and sheep and wine that was owed and the taxes that was owed on them by making marks; marks on clay in that time.
– Howard Rheingold