Etiqueta: transformación digital

Codes & Contracts: from cuneiform to XML

The cuneiform alphabet is 5000 years old and was adopted by the Akkadians, Babylonians, Sumerians and Assyrians to write their own languages in Mesopotamia for about 3000 years. In the next five centuries we’ll share with the Mesopotamian Civilizations the longevity of adoption of an alphabet, Cuneiform for the former and the Phoenician-Greek-Latin alphabet for us. Parallels are not limited to the need of written heritage and a standard means of communication: the paramount use of alphabets is production of legal codes and contracts for the commercial transactions. The need to transfer words in a standard media and preserve them…