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In the now lost ManuscriptCulture (aka chirographic culture), knowledge was primary transferred through manual handwriting stored on some medium, such as papyrus, parchment, or paper, in some form, such as a roll or codex. Critical dimensional elements of this culture are

(*) The distribution of knowledge, given by God, was seen as a natural right, and so the question of readers having a 'copyright' was not really raised, especially since they had no other way to get access to the material.

Secondary elements of this culture related to the particular

The WorldWideWeb is also much more like a ManuscriptCulture than any other previous age, but with the mechanization of the printing press, and the instantaneous transmission of electricity. Note that web pages are also costly, and so they are illuminated, and they have a scribal culture of web programmers.



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