The Origin of Writing

  title={The Origin of Writing},
  author={Roy Harris},
So mechanical or routine: The not original in Feist
The United States Supreme Court case of 1991, Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Tel. Service Co., continues to be highly significant for property in data and databases, but remains poorly understood.
Paul Renner and Futura: The Effects of Culture, Technology, and Social Continuity on the Design of Type for Printing
This thesis reviews the circumstances that led to what Paul Renner called “the inflation of historicism,” places his response to that problem in the context of the Weimar Republic, details how the
Materiality of Minoan Writing: Modes of display and perception
In traditional narratives of Minoan archaeology, the visual display of writing is usually overlooked.This chapter seeks to outline a framework for exploring the modes of display and the perception of
In his book, Before Writing, Gunter Kress (1997) discusses the many modes in which children represent meaning before they master the system of writing. His illustrations include: drawings, some of
How might writing be a performative archaeology? First, go down into the depths of the earth. Into the chthonic materiality that is archaeology's domain. Here can be found the traditional notions of
Writing and Literary Work in Copyright: A Binational and Historical Analysis
This study traces the development of significant terms in United Kingdom and United States copyright: of writing, with some Indications of contrasts with speech, and of a literary work or other artifact representing skill or labor in which intellectual property can inhere.
The Living Hand of the Past: The Role of Technology in Development
“Technology” is lately equated with hardware and software, but for the Ancient Greeks, a technology combined two linked features: the doing of an art/craft (techne) and theorizing about the doing
A note on the Literal Intelligence of Computers and Documents
  • J. Warner
  • Computer Science
    J. Documentation
  • 1991
This paper places the Turing test in its intellectual and historical context and demonstrates that there are extensive similarities between the claims of computers and documents to literal intelligence, part of a progressive demystification of the computer.
The Predictable Evolution of Letter Shapes
A familiar story about the evolution of alphabets is that individual letters originated in iconic representations of real things. Over time, these naturalistic pictures became simplified into
An Archeology of Cryptography: Rewriting Plaintext, Encryption, and Ciphertext
This dissertation offers a critique of the prevailing views of cryptography by tracing a number of long overlooked themes in its history, including the development of artificial languages, machine translation, media, code, notation, silence, and order.