China and the Ball Point Pen

An example that highlights hurdles that need to be overcome

Shefali O'Hara
3 min readMay 29, 2023

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Photo by Liviu C. on Unsplash

Once upon a time, China was one of the world’s most advanced civilizations. They invented several products that people still use today, including paper, printing, gunpowder, and the compass. Their medicine (along with India’s) was far more advanced than that of Europe.

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Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, writer, engineer. BSEE from MIT, MSEE, and MA in history. Love nature, animals, books, art, and interesting discussions.