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A to Z: How Writing Changed the World – Hour Two 1x54

The evolution of paper and printing revolutionized the spread of information. While the invention of paper boosted Chinese and Islamic societies, the simple fact that the Latin alphabet could be in printed using a small number of repetitive symbols handed Europe a crucial advantage. The printing press itself kicked off the scientific revolution that fast-tracked us to the current digital age.

Screen Hour 1 of this series: A to Z: The First Alphabet