Ink: The Mark Of Human Identity

Ink: The Mark Of Human Identity

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Ink is so much a part of daily life that we take it for granted, yet its invention was as significant as the wheel. Ink not only recorded culture, it bought political power, divided peoples, and led to murderous rivalries. When it first hit markets not so long ago, the excitement over the disposable ballpoint pen equalled that for a new smartphone. In Ink, Ted Bishop tells its fascinating history, and asks us to look more closely at something we see so often that we don't see it at all.
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Ink is so much a part of daily life that we take it for granted, yet its invention was as significant as the wheel. Ink not only recorded culture, it bought political power, divided peoples, and led to murderous rivalries. When it first hit markets not so long ago, the excitement over the disposable ballpoint pen equalled that for a new smartphone. In Ink, Ted Bishop tells its fascinating history, and asks us to look more closely at something we see so often that we don't see it at all.