Okay, this is the FSF post. But, before that, please forgive, but I have to give you a link to one of the best singers I have ever heard and had never heard of. Click Here. If you don’t want to hear her, just skip and go to the stuff below. That’s it!
Five Sentence Fiction
“Reality is Mirrored”
By Scott L Vannatter
Tolan stared at the newest work of H. N. Salimond: it was a full world map complete with scale readings, country names, and all the other necessities needed to be used everywhere in the world, especially the digital world.
“Master Salimond, if I may be so bold,” Tolan began timidly, “you have created a wonderfully detailed rendition of the entire surface of our planet, but…” he trailed off.
“Yes, man! Out with it! I haven’t got all day!” Salimond kept inking and rendering different section of the maps, small corrections and enhancements everywhere.
“Sir, if you publish this on the Internet, the entire world will be using a map whose scale is wrong in that Europe is much smaller and Africa is so much bigger in reality.”
“Reality, my boy, is what we make it on the Internet in that, given time, everyone will simply accept this map as the truth over reality!”
I have the article listed/linked below; this particular story is based on truth. It seems that the maps (most of them, anyway) that were used in our textbooks had the countries incorrectly sized. – Scott
Article referenced for basic info here (though my story is fiction): Article