So I woke up this morning and from the usual morning coffee, morning wee and morning social media check I had the notion to Google the origins of text and the alphabet (too much coffee perhaps?)
More specifically, Sumerian cuneiform, Mayan logo-grams and Egyptian hieroglyphs. It’s truly bizarre how writing can change in 5,000 years but what might be even more perplexing is what the alphabet might look like in the year 7014!
My guess? Our civilisation as we know it is 1000 metres underground decaying into oil and gas whilst bipedal lizard creatures roam the surface (Land of the Lost anyone?), taking selfies and %instafood pics (our # is their %).
I say good luck and god speed lizard creatures! What was I talking about? Oh yes, today we have many typefaces and fonts to work with, analogous and digitally, the invitation of emojis and simplified text messaging (omg lol ttyl) language is ever changing along with the social landscape. The only thing is, that social landscape is not just in our backyards but global, as is communication.
So, I for one am learning Sumerian cuneiform (stay tuned for a future post) so I may communicate with our supreme cold-blooded Overlords.