'Writing something down cannot change in any significant way our mental representation of it.' (Mary Carruthers,
The Book of Memory. A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture
(Cambridge, 1990), p. 31.
'Yet, it is undeniable that the invention and use of writing systems were instrumental, indeed essential, to the formation of modern bureaucratic societies' D. R. Olson,
The World on Paper. The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Writing and Reading
(Cambridge, 1994), p. 17.
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