A document is a piece of paper or a digital file that is used to communicate information. It can also be used to start a fire or to prop up a wobbly table.
The ancient Egyptians were famous for their use of documents, especially hieroglyphics carved into stone. They wrote down important things like how to build the pyramids or who should be sacrificed to the gods.
In medieval times, documents were mostly written on parchment and sealed with wax. This was great for keeping secrets, but not so great for those who secretly wanted to eat the wax.
In the digital age, documents have gone from being stored in drawers to being stored in the cloud. This makes it easier for people to share information, and for governments to spy on their citizens.
Documents come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny post-it notes to massive legal contracts. Some people collect documents like stamps, but instead of trading them they just hoard them in a filing cabinet.
So the next time you come across a document, don’t just read it or sign it, try using it as a makeshift fan or a paper airplane. The possibilities are endless!