Palimpsest a history of the written word
by Battles, Michael
pub. by W.w. Norton, NY. 2015 isbn 978-0 393 05885 7 - - Forward Mind as Page p. 1-4 - - Notes on Sources p. 227-238 - - Illustration credits p. 239-240 , Index p. 241-262 - - 262 p. total
This book was a difficult read. The author seemed to wander about in his mind for the first few chapters.
in Origins and Nature he revealed that the reed (which was the instrument of writing was the beginning of writing, even on clay and the Egyptian god Thoth, an ibis whose footprints on wet clay wrote thoughts. It was not what I expected. Things settled down in the Pictures and things chapter when he discussed Chinese and cuneiform writing.
The Logos ex machina chapter has some interesting items on computer code and also some detail on how ASCII was created and Unicode fonts including for cuneiform.
Books in running Brooks
Origins and nature
Picures and things
Writing and power
Logos ex machina
Afterword - Page as mind
On the whole I got some interesting information, but probably would have found the same information more directly elsewhere.
~ 2016-06-22 ~
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