It was cold and snowing yesterday, and I spent the afternoon playing video games. Some Assassin’s Creed: Origins, a bit of Warframe, but mostly Civilization VI. The latter is full of historical references and quotations. With real-world headlines in the back of my mind, I paused for a long time when this came up on my screen:
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
— Thomas Carlyle