I can’t remember any of our Back to School stationery lists ever including an abacus. Scientific calculator, yes. Abacus, no.
Have a look at worldometers.info to see the world whizzing by in real time, with all its little ups and downs. From births and deaths to the number of TV sets and mobile phones sold today (just shows you where the world’s going). You’ll see water, energy, health and environmental stats too.There’s something quite sobering about seeing a number tick over that’s labelled ‘people who died of hunger today’.