November 9, 2001
Project Aims to Make Cuneiform Collections Available to Researchers Worldwide
More than 5,000 years ago, the very first information revolution occurred when some unknown research team in Mesopotamia found a way to download and store language through a killer application called "writing." Business transactions or royal decrees could be recorded by pressing the end of a reed into moist pieces of clay, which the desert climate then baked hard.
This strange new technology spread across the planet over the next millennium or so. But its origins had been long