Circa 2062, mankind has advanced and found a way to package basic knowledge in pill form.
Jim, a student, needing some learning, goes to the pharmacy and asks what kind of knowledge pills are available.
The pharmacist says: “Here’s a pill for English literature.” Jim takes the pill and swallows it and has new knowledge about English literature.
“What else do you have?” asks Jim.
“Well I have pills for art history, biology, and world history,” replies the pharmacist.
Jim asks for these, and swallows them and has new knowledge about those subjects.
Then Jim asks: “Do you have a pill for math?”
The pharmacist says, “Wait just a moment,” goes back to the storeroom, brings back a whopper of a pill, and plonks it on the counter.
“I have to take that huge pill for math?” inquires Jim.
The pharmacist replies, “Well you know math always was a little hard to swallow.”