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Otto Paecht and Paper



This harks back to an earlier issue of whether Otto Paecht wrote that early
books in the second century were made of paper and when paper was first used in
books.

I got a hold of the original German version of his book, thinking there might be
 an incorrect translation into English.  What I found was that Paecht uses the
words "Papier" and "Papyrus-" interchangeably.  So in the context in which he
writes at that point in his book, paper refers to papyrus, not what we think of
today as paper.

If anyone want to see the passages in the original German, let me know.

Pamela Rups
Computer Multimedia Specialist
University Computing Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI  49008
(616) 387-5016


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