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The Slow Deaths of Writing

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Science  02 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5680, pp. 30-33
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5680.30

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OXFORD, U.K.-- At a meeting here in March, a diverse group of scholars pondered not just why scripts vanish, but why they sometimes survive so long.