One of the commonly held assumptions (especially among impatient readers) is that texts are fluid, continuous. This is a belief that expects a text to present itself like a cake from which no piece has been cut yet – and more importantly, expects that cake to remain as such forever.
|Script on a clay amulet from Tărtăria. Source: Wikipedia|
|A sample of cursive script: the writing of office. Source: Wikipedia|
The way towards modernity
|Modernity and beyond. Source: Seconds|