May 7, 2007

Medieval Help Desk

Ever wonder how Europe managed the transition from scroll to codex? This short video may provide some insight. I suspect the periodization is all wrong—historians of the book can let us know—but anyone who has ever worked in tech support will see the comedic conceit is right on.

BTW: Unless you speak Norwegian, you probably want to turn down the sound and stick to the subtitles.

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