1. expatlibrarian:

via Springer LibraryZone

I’m sorry if you are going to mention 2600 B.C.E. you better have a scroll in that graphic. THE CODEX DIDN’T REPLACE THE SCROLL UNTIL 600 C.E. PEOPLE.

    expatlibrarian:

    via Springer LibraryZone

    I’m sorry if you are going to mention 2600 B.C.E. you better have a scroll in that graphic. THE CODEX DIDN’T REPLACE THE SCROLL UNTIL 600 C.E. PEOPLE.

  2. Unlike wax tablets, books didn’t break or melt, and unlike scrolls, they could be quickly thumbed through to locate a desired passage. Students could carry them to their lectures, generals could mail them to the hinterland, and pagans could hide them in their robes. It was a revolutionary invention.

    — 

    Robert Moor, “Bones of the Book

    From papyrus to paper to print to i-Pads! The book! Jonathan Frazen would’ve been clutching his scrolls.

    (via thelifeguardlibrarian)