Old book, new technology

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I recently read about a project to unite together one of the most important books in the world. The Codex Sinaiticus was completely handwritten in Greek, well over 1600 years ago, and the manuscript contains the oldest complete copy of the New Testament in existence and has now been digitally pieced together from sections held in four international institutions, including the British Library.

Whilst the original pages may never be brought physically together as one whole book, anyone with internet access can now see it online.

This story acts as a definitive case study, explaining what technology really is – ‘tools and techniques to make life easier, or better’. In this case, a new technology coming to the aid of a much older one.