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Sci-Tech Today | Ancient Tweets Were Made in Stone and Clay

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When ancient scribes invented the world’s first systems of writing by cutting symbols into stone and clay, they unleashed an anxiety the Facebook generation can relate to: worry about how the new technology might upend their culture.

As the technology caught on in Egypt and Mesopotamia, ancient writers recorded the anxiety of some in Pharaonic Egypt that the written word would impair memory and turn humans into ignorant fools.

via Sci-Tech Today | Ancient Tweets Were Made in Stone and Clay.

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Written by edparnell

March 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm

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