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GaRgL... (GaRgL@WorldNet.Net)
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 11:07:42 +0200


Message-Id: <199708170906.LAA03620@centaure.worldnet.net>
From: "GaRgL..." <GaRgL@WorldNet.Net>
Cc: "Jonathan Rosenne" <rosenne@NetVision.net.il>,
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 11:07:42 +0200
Subject: [www-html] <none>

>>scrolling. I think this is based on gravity; if you go back in
>>time to when scribes published on actual *scrolls*, the scroll
>>orientation was usually vertical -- you could drop the lower
>>scroll to the ground and then read whilst operating only the
>>upper scroll. Try that with horizontal papyrus and your neck
>>will hurt. ;)

yeah, but on your screen, type doesn't fall down, does it ?

> This is only practical with relatively short scrolls. Don't forget these
> things are heavier than paper. 
> Large texts are usually written in columns and mounted on wooden mounts
on
> the left and right. You open the scroll in the place you want by rolling
> the handles, and then as you read along, every time you finish a column
or
> two you turn the handles a little to get a few more columns.
> There are several mounting arrangements, but the principle is the same.

i think the main thing is that when you read lotz of verticaly arranged
text, you
get bored, and most people don't read everything... in order to retain
something when you read, you need spacing, that means you need a fraction
of second to get to the next paragraph. this leaves a short moment for your
brain
to relax, for example when you are turning pages in a book...
that's why i think that horizontal scrolling is the *right* thing, take a
look at :
http://www.worldnet.net/~gargl/horizontality/index.html
click anywhere except on back, coz the whole site is under
reconstruction...

GaRgL...