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The History of Text

A timeline history of textual milestones in a PDF document optimised for the macOS Reader PDF viewer for optimal reading through Visual-Meta. It is of course compatible with any modern PDF viewer.

The basis was the timeline was an appendix in the first volume of The Future of Text and it will be embedded in the second volume as well as being published as a separate book.

This is the current version, as we work on editing, with any comments or suggestions welcome and any contributions acknowledged.

If you would like to contribute any additions please use this format with minimum commentary. Only mention if something is first, not ‘best’ or anything like that.

year, thing, by person, at institution