The use of the written word as a form of communication is something we take for granted, and like everything else it has come a long way from the days of hieroglyphics and cave painting. Think of the voice-initiated typing programs of today, in which people can express thoughts in type form without even lifting a finger, for example.
With writing, innovations may come and go, but the essence is still there. The written form offers humans the ability to communicate with others and express themselves in a permanent way. Together we will look at the development of various scripts, or systems of writing, over the years and how the printing press revolutionized written communication forever. More importantly, we can trace back all the innovations we experience today on our laptops, home computers, tablets and phones to the evolution of the written word.
The written word completely changed the way humans communicate. Without written communication, we simply wouldn’t be as connected as we are today.