The Token System: The Earliest Precursor of Writing
Simple for mall transactions
New performances and data
Use of clay (no skill/tools)
Didn’t need to be educated to understand
Qualitative and quantitative
Difficult for large transactions
Hard to manage (to many tokens)
Hard to transport
Is it possible to identify the exact meaning of ancient symbols and signs?
No, you weren’t there so there’s no way you can interpret the symbols
exactly the way they were originated.
Symbols are arbitrary, different cultures have different meaning
How did the token system work?
First code that