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Re: [BKARTS] scroll, codex and reading



on 12/9/02 10:28 AM, Michael Brady at jbrady@EMAIL.UNC.EDU wrote:

> Ken:
>
>> The impact on reading is immense when considering the change from scroll to
>> codex. I have heard it described as a shift from "continuous reading"
>> (scroll) to "discontinuous reading" (codex).
>
> I seemed to have missed the first part of this thread.
>
> How does the impact of that change make a difference? Or better put,
> what difference does it make from continuous to discontinuous? (Aside
> from the convenience of moving forward and backwards through a codex
> compared to scrolling forward or backwards [sounds cyber-digital, eh?].)
>
> Did this change in the form of the book/manuscript affect *reading*
> (comprehension, etc.) or only the physical making and using of the book?
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Michael Brady
> http://www.unc.edu/~jbrady/index.html
>
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