22 January 2008

Medieval Helpdesk: From scroll to book

Everyone reading this has learned enough about computers to get here, but remember when we were trying to learn how to use the new technological innovation - the computer? Remember the questions we asked of those patient people who helped us through it all?

Well, here's a video (English subtitles) on the Medieval Helpdesk, when civilization went from writing on scrolls (that only had to be rolled up) and transitioned to the new technology of books.

Here's a slightly different version (ending has changed in editing), also subtitled for the linguistically-challenged.

In case you're wondering, the monks are speaking Norwegian.


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