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The Token System.

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Department
Communication Studies
Course
CS100
Professor
Ghislain Thibault
Semester
Fall

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The Token System: The Earliest Precursor of Writing Strengths  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 Weakness  Difficult for large transactions  Hard to manage (to many tokens)  Hard to transport  Fragile 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
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