Bye Bye Blackboard

Tony Benn, the old socailist, god bless him, is one of the contributors to Bye Bye Blackboard at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford.

they say

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.