The best retelling of any myth EVER, by @sigfig: "The Sumerian myth for the invention of writing is great. A king is trying to get a messenger to relay a long poetic insult, the messenger can't remember it, so the king invents writing, and when the other king receives the message, he just stares at the tablet like wtf is this?"
The original: "Enmerkar and the lord of Aratta"
By the way, you might find this article about the etymology of the Sumerian words for tablet, writing and scribe interesting...
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