Paper: Paging Through History

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"Thousands of years ago, Socrates and Plato warned that written language would be the end of 'true knowledge,' replacing the need to exercise memory and think through complex questions. Similar arguments were made about the switch from handwritten to printed books, and today about the role of computer technology. By tracing paper's evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology's influence, ...

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Paper: Paging Through History
2017, W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN-13: 9780393353709

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2016, W. W. Norton & Company

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