Bye bye blackboard

Michael Heath

Bye bye blackboard …. from Einstein and the others.

Blackboards were wiped after use: they were meant for immediate communication, not for record. Even as they were being used, their messages were continuously revised, erased and renewed. But when Einstein came to Oxford in 1931, he was already an international celebrity. After one of his lectures a blackboard was preserved and has become a kind of relic. It is the most famous object in this Museum.

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3 Responses to Bye bye blackboard

  1. João M. says:

    Aqui no Rio os quadros negros serão abolidos das escolas estaduais, substituídos pelos quadros brancos, aqueles escritos com caneta.

  2. Bibi says:

    Ah… aquele barulho de giz me dá arrepios de qualquer forma. 🙂

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