The Scroll, Codex (book), and Interword Spacing are all technologies that changed writing from a craft skill to societal requirement.
Upon what material conditions does interword spacing depend, and what are its main effects?
How is a scroll an advance over early forms, such as clay tablets or individual leaves of paper or other surfaces upon which to write?
Similarly, what does the codex form -- sets of uniform-sized pages between covers -- offer that the scroll does not?
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