Rather than view changes in technology as progress, we hope to frame the reciprocal influences of this technology as “an agent of change without insisting that it works in isolation or in opposition to other aspects of culture”.
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Prior to the becoming the dominant writing material in the West, people of the early Middle Ages considered parchment to be superior. It was more durable.
In the later Middle Ages, when rag paper was introduced from the Far East, paper became the dominant medium because it could be produced locally and in greater amounts.