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  • (Beneficium- Corrector in the 13th Century)His job was to check documents according to form (ratio), legibility (lettera), word order (dictio), and spelling (sillibo). Two documents being identical thus became a new criterion of their legal validity.Two hundred years before Gutenburg, archives gave rise to the intellectual prototype of printed matter... Illich - The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind

    October 1, 2011