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Re: [BKARTS] scroll, codex and reading


> 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?


Michael Brady

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