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Writing can be defined as a way to communicate thought using permanent notation symbols Origins of Writing by Andrew Robinson begins with an introduction of how writing is significant to our society and how in current times people are taking for granted this skill and the value it possesses The article is divided into several different subheadings each addressing a different aspect of writing It begins with The Function of Writing then it continues with The Origins of Writing The Development of Writing Script Speech and Language and it concludes with Modern Hieroglyphs Understanding the origins and development of the writing system allows our society to prepare for the future of a technological era Given that writing made history possible it is often seen as tool created for the good of humanity Like many other items of human invention there are certain side effects that have to be considered and it is important to acknowledge them Robinson in a single sentence presents the advantages and disadvantages of writing as seen throughout history Writing has been used to tell lies as well as the truth to bamboozle and exploit as well as educate to make minds lazy as well as to stretch them Several purposes are set forth in Robinsons article for writings function and its influence on societies In politics propaganda tactics have been used to promote or exploit issues For the Romans these very tactics allowed their empire to span over a vast area Writing became space sensitive and knowledge became power Immortality the need preserve ones identity and history over time is another purpose that writing served On a global scale writing was also a tool used for predicting the future The Mayans used this extensively writing and noting the unexplained cosmos phenomenon that they envisioned The Origins of Writing The Development of Writing and Script Speech and Language and Hieroglyphs these sections show the development and progression
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