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Philosophical Dicussions[edit]

Shouldn't this article reflect the decades old philosophical discussion regarding writing as a more than merely a supplement to speech and as a "something" which might even precede it? It could be argued that the scope of an encyclopaedia should be mostly scientific (which is debatable), but it's important to point out that scientificity itself has been argued to be the product of the technological concept of writing. See archi-writing. (talk) 20:02, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Writing in Wikipedia  :D[edit]

I am not quite sure some people are able to write ....around here :D using expressions like 'the thing' or 'has two things' [1] in an encyclopedia... it is not about first or second language usage :D ... but probably having a vocabulary of 100 words (even if English is native language). the thing is that you cannot write like this in an encyclopedia :D as it is usually understood in the scientific world :D but also the thing is you often see such things as the promotions of Foucault's philosophy, refers to two things (a very strange semantic formula), etc. Also what actually bothers me is that such degradation of language style in writing can be seen in published books too in the recent years, but in Wikipedia reaches some peaks of mid school gems and I am afraid especially that most of the readers and writers are even unable to notice them.

Because language has two sides: grammar but also semantic rules of expression. --Aleksd (talk) 20:08, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Writing (Process)[edit]

Should there not be an article for the process of writing like there is for Reading? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:36, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Which process? Penmanship, typing, dry transfer, stencil, engraving, typesetting, speech recognition or all of the above? Oicumayberight (talk) 09:52, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Jane Goodall[edit]

'She researched chimpanzees' and she did not die. She started when she was 26 years old in 1960. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:C4FF:8930:CABC:C8FF:FEA7:36DB (talk) 03:04, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

A good start[edit]

This is a good start: a careful scholarly review of various forms of writing and of the earliest record of writing in various parts of the world, but doesn't quite get to the point that at least one person came here looking for. Writing often began--apparently--as a kind of accounting system and gradually took on a broader recording capability. However, this latter phase, arguably the most important one, is barely covered here.

Writing becomes more broadly useful and used presumably when a larger number of people become educated in how to read it and write it. Which forms of writing became more widespread and when? Presumably this took place when people began to record on manuscripts but when did this happen? It may be here but I didn't see it.

I feel that a key section describing the development and widespread use of writing in different parts of the world is needed here. Without it, this is a report of fragmented incidents of writing. -- (talk) 00:06, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Mesopotamia Mesopotamia[edit]

The section on Mesopotamia seems to have redudndant/repetetive/out-of-sequence passages about the tokens and development of clay writing.-- (talk) 07:39, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

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Please edit that part with Dacia(Romania). At the time of the Tartaria tablets there were no dacians in the present day romania as they are indo-european peoples that came to modern Romania later. That is written by a bigot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:52, 8 May 2015 (UTC)