Writing Cuneiform

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Cuneiform and modern typing on a computer has similarities and differences. Both forms of writing revolutionized the society. For Mesopotamia, cuneiform made a big difference for them because they can record important events and important people in Mesopotamia. In modern time, typing was very important because if you make a mistake, you just have to click a button. And if you want to add something in the middle, instead of erasing you can just add it in. Out of the two, typing is easier. It is easier because you don’t need clay and it isn’t messy. If you make a mistake you can erase it easily. When the clay is dry and you made a mistake you have to start over. There are also differences between typing and cuneiform. For cuneiform it is longer to right and it is by hand. You need clay tablets. There is a stylus and symbols instead of letters. It is harder to correct and needs a lot of training. Cuneiform is wedge shaped and the tablet is sun dried on dried in a kiln. On the computer, you push buttons to get letters. It is a faster way to write. To print, you use ink and typing uses a keyboard. Although typing is better, it is also more expensive. You also use paper instead of clay to print. Typing uses electricity and you need little training. It is also easy to correct and faster send to people. Even though it is hard to write in cuneiform by looking for every letter it is fun doing it in on clay. Scribes in the ancient times must have had a lot of fun working with clay. I know that typing is easier than writing cuneiform but using clay is a lot more fun than just typing. The cuneiform clay project is a fun way to learn history because you are learning it and you are doing it. It was double the learning in a very fun…...

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