Someone told me the other day that all of the numbers had disappeared from the walls of Hanoi. I didn’t believe him at first, but it turns out the claim is true. No more numbers everywhere. White and gray rectangles have been splashed across building sides and store fronts and things in the end are just a little blander here than they were a few weeks ago. I really liked the numbers. They were everywhere. I never called them and I’m not even entirely sure what their purposes were, but I miss them nonetheless. Can anyone shed a little light on why the Powers That Be decided to wash clean this urban scrawl? Or illuminate why any of these digits were there in the first place?