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Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 6:51 AM
Re: Changing times
Perhaps D'Alembert's defense of the system he
and Diderot used in their
dictionary will be of interest to those who have
searched in vain for a way
out of paper or parchment or papyrus
prisons. The evolution of the book
has always, from the addition
of spaces between words in Greek and Roman
texts to now (who knows the
future?), has been fueled by the cycle of needs,
met needs, and changing
desires of scribes/writers/readers.
And the cycle continues to turn.