Ipswich Impressions

'A History In Writing' explores the development of writing from its early beginnings in 3400 BC to today.

Every detail provides insight into a major development or invention in the history of writing. There were many people from many cultures contributing to the advancement of writing techniques and materials. And many will still come.

The nature of writing has been constantly evolving, particularly due to the development of new technologies over the centuries. The pen, the printing press, the computer and the mobile phone are all technological developments that have altered what is written, and the medium through which the written word is produced.

The greatest benefit of writing is that it provides the tool by which society can record information consistently and in greater detail, something that could not be achieved as well by the spoken word. Writing allows societies to transmit information and to share and preserve knowledge. In whatever age, since its inception, writing has served to communicate the thoughts and feelings of the individual and of that person’s culture, their collective history, and their experiences with the human condition, and to preserve those experiences for future generations.