A Stone Cutter’s Worst Nightmare

From David Weinberger comes a glimpse into the History of alphabetization. An interesting tidbit on the history of alphabetization, with a sliver of interface design and information architecture thrown in. Apparently, back when papyrus scrolls were the writable interface, people left blanks in order to add items later. This, of course, is a constraint of […]

From David Weinberger comes a glimpse into the History of alphabetization. An interesting tidbit on the history of alphabetization, with a sliver of interface design and information architecture thrown in.

Apparently, back when papyrus scrolls were the writable interface, people left blanks in order to add items later. This, of course, is a constraint of the medium.

I bet adding future content gave stone cutters nightmares. Information architects have it easy!

Published: August 12th, 2005

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