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... are a proto-writing system inherited from the Vikings has been used for more than a thousand years by the fishermen of Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal.
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Self-publishing on the internet has given many budding writers a platform where their work can be shared with the world.
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A drizzle of dust and sand falls over Ahmed Saloum Boularaf's fingers as he gently lifts the ancient, camel-skin bound manuscripts from a wooden box and puts them on a desk in his makeshift library in a mud-brick house close to the centre of Timbuktu.
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Children who regularly use the abbreviated language of text messages are actually improving their ability to spell correctly, research suggests.


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Texting has eclipsed mobile phone calls among teenagers for the first time. More than 30% of teens send more than 100 texts a day, it shows.


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Crowd-sourcing - the practice of enabling many people to help on a single task - is seen as one of the great triumphs of the world wide web. But one project in Malaysia is set to put the wisdom of crowds to the ultimate test, as it attempts to create a full-length feature film.


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Associated Press is now selling "quotation licenses" that allow bloggers, journallers, and people who forward quotations from articles to co-workers to quote their articles. The licenses start at $12.50 for quotations of 5-25 words.


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The function of these images in illuminated manuscripts has no small bearing on the hypertext analogy. These “miniatures” (so named not because they were small—often they were not—but because they used red ink, or vermillion, the Latin word for which is minium) did not generally function as illustrations of something in the written text, but in reference to something beyond it. The patron of the volume might be shown receiving the...


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A linguistic mystery has arisen surrounding symbol-inscribed stones in Scotland that predate the formation of the country itself.


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Difficult-to-read fonts make for better learning, according to scientists.


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