Dragaeran memory

Tue Feb 11 09:31:23 PST 2003

Andrew Lias wrote:
> I would imagin even the most terse of journals would become
> unwieldly in a matter of centuries, to say nothing of the need
> to keep a whole slew of languages in memory ("Damn, if I could
> only remember how to read hieroglyphics, Etrusian, and
> Sumarian").
> Still, it makes for an interesting puzzle.

Speaking of which, has anyone else come across an assertion that the art of
reading silently (as opposed to at least subvocalizing the text as it is
being read) is a recent invention (not earlier than sometime in the High
Middle Ages or Renaissance)?