in Parchment Paper Pixels

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780226803067
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226803074 | DOI:

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This chapter presents some final thoughts from the author. It suggests that just as writing materials have evolved from parchment to paper to pixels over the centuries, the technologies for storing and communicating legal information will continue to develop. Yet in some form or other, written text will remain the primary means by which lawyers and judges draft wills, create contracts, enact statutes, and express judicial opinions. Writing and text are here to stay.

Keywords: writing materials; written texts; legal texts; legal information

Chapter.  2066 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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