No Paper Past YKTTW Discussion

No Paper Past
A primative culture without paper.
Tropeworthy?
(permanent link) added: 2013-04-22 04:24:43 sponsor: evil_cucumber (last reply: 2013-04-24 21:17:51)

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While No-Paper Future is about a setting that is so technologically advanced it no longer uses paper, no paper past is about a setting that is so technologically primitive that paper hasn't even been invented yet.

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Real Life
  • Paper was invented independently in Ancient Egypt and China, and was slow to catch on among other cultures. Before the widespread adoption of paper, people wrote on clay tablets, wooden blocks, sheets of wax, or animal skins.
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