Why Was Paper Invented?


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Ellie Hoe answered
The human civilization has always been in the urge to find a medium which can enable them to communicate their ideas in the written expression. The people in Stone Age used to draw pictures with the small pebbles on the caves. The changing civilization continued to find alternative ways to make the medium of written expression in a good format. A time came, when pieces of leathers, leaves, wood, stone, metals, silk, bamboos etc were being used as surfaces to write their expressions. However the credit for inventing the original paper goes to Chinese man Tsai Lun. Afterwards this idea and process for paper making transferred to the other countries as a result of which paper is considered as a medium for expressing written communication in the world today.
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The oldest writing surfaces in existence include Babylonian clay
tablets and Indian palm leaves. Around 3000 b.c. The Egyptians
developed a writing material using papyrus, the plant for which paper
is named. Early in the Holy Roman Empire, the long manuscript scrolls
that were made of fragile papyrus and used by Egyptians, Greeks, and
Romans were replaced by the codex, separate pages bound together at one
side and having a cover (like the modern book). Eventually, papyrus was
replaced by vellum (made of a fine-grain lambskin, kidskin, or
calfskin) and parchment (made of sheepskin or goatskin), both of which
provided superior surfaces for painting.  The wood-derived
paper we know today was developed in a.d. 105 by the Chinese, who
devised a way to make tree bark, hemp, rags, and fishnets into paper.
The process used then contained the basic elements that are still found
in paper mills today. The Moors introduced paper making to Europe
(Spain) in about 1150; by the 1400s paper was being made throughout
Europe. But it was not until the late 1700s that paper was produced in
continuous rolls. In 1798 a French paper mill clerk invented a machine
that could produce a continuous sheet of paper in any desired size from
wood pulp. The machine was improved and patented by English paper makers
Henry (1766-1854) and Sealy Forerunner (d. 1847) in 1807. The
invention spurred the development of newspapers.
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Anonymous answered
Because we need paper to write.
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High Sea Air answered
Because  its  used  for  type writers ,  printers  for computers , newspapers for people to read

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