Colin Wells


Colin Wells is a writer and independent scholar whose books include Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World and A Brief History of History: Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past.

From Memory to Innovation

from The Evening of Life, Volume 20, Number 3

Not only was the alphabet the first writing that allowed us to produce new ideas and spread them widely; it’s the only kind of writing that has ever allowed us to do so.