The Minute: The Rise of Paper

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Paper is essential. Now in the age of digital tech, paper’s importance seems to be declining. In this article of The Minute, we’ll outline the key historical events and people that made paper the go-to choice to write stuff down.

History of Paper

  • 3000 BC — Egyptians mastered the art of creating papyrus paper.
  • 150 BC — First organized production of…