The Writing Revolution: Cuneiform to the Internet

The Writing Revolution Cuneiform to the Internet In a world of rapid technological advancements it can be easy to forget that writing is the original Information Technology created to transcend the limitations of human memory and to defy time and

  • Title: The Writing Revolution: Cuneiform to the Internet
  • Author: Amalia E. Gnanadesikan
  • ISBN: 9781405154079
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a world of rapid technological advancements, it can be easy to forget that writing is the original Information Technology, created to transcend the limitations of human memory and to defy time and space The Writing Revolution picks apart the development of this communication tool to show how it has conquered the world Explores how writing has liberated the world, makiIn a world of rapid technological advancements, it can be easy to forget that writing is the original Information Technology, created to transcend the limitations of human memory and to defy time and space The Writing Revolution picks apart the development of this communication tool to show how it has conquered the world Explores how writing has liberated the world, making possible everything from complex bureaucracy, literature, and science, to instruction manuals and love letters Draws on an engaging range of examples, from the first cuneiform clay tablet, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Japanese syllabaries, to the printing press and the text messaging Weaves together ideas from a number of fields, including history, cultural studies and archaeology, as well as linguistics and literature, to create an interdisciplinary volume Traces the origins of each of the world s major written traditions, along with their applications, adaptations, and cultural influences.

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    1. I found The Writing Revolution to be well-written, informative, accessible, and entertaining. The author does an excellent job of neither expecting the reader to be familiar with linguistic terminology nor shying away from its use when appropriate (after explaining it in an accessible but not pedantic or condescending way). For me, personally, much of the content was familiar to some degree. Nevertheless, I found the writing style made even the most familiar things fresh and drew from them new i [...]


    2. This book is an excellent, concise history of the writing systems of the world. Although it's pretty densely packed with information and takes a while to get through, it's presented very well and the writing is accessible and interesting. I was a linguistics major, so I may have a bit of a leg up on some of the concepts, but I think it would be pretty understandable to someone with less experience too. The hypothetical story of how the Greeks derived their alphabet was a little plodding and anno [...]


    3. This is a completely wonderful book. The vocabulary is a little academic, so I wouldn't recommend this to the non-college educated, but it cannot beat for scope and style. I only wish I had read this before attempting Akkadian: the radically different origins of writing systems are practically inconceivable to modern people. If I ever become a Hebrew/Language professor, this will be my require prose textbook. Highly recommended.


    4. This is probably among the most fascinating books I ever read. The author did excellent job dissecting the history of written language, their evolutionary paths, and -- most impressively -- how to read them based on current archaeological knowledge. A very delightful read about archaeology of written language.Ps: this book needs more mainstream recognition!


    5. I'm a linguist, so I had no trouble reading this book. It's very interesting, clear in its explanations, full of examples, but I really don't know if a lay would be able to read it. Still, for those interested in languages, especially in writing, it's a fascinating work.



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