Scientists say that the as yet known oldest form of writing in the Americas has been discovered in Mexico. Unlike, say, a discovery of a new set of hieroglyphics, this writing is unique and as yet undeciphered. This of course, allows every Tan, Mat, and Muthu to come up with ideas of his own in regards to new (or old) semantics. And since I am both all and neither Tan, Mat or Muthu, I of course will have my two cents worth, which is now, I argue, 3.6 times more valuable than a couple of months ago.
The New York Times selected for its front page the following four symbols from the stone:
And after discussion with someone from work, the answers are: cassette tape (or the back of a pair of jeans), badly-retaped torn envelope, floppy disc (or Discman cover), and the cancel button on your keyboard.
Who ever said science had to be tough?