Making Paper

Another good resource for unusual reads… The Conversation boasts “academic rigor, journalistic flair.” So far, I’ve read some great stories there. This one is from something called Curious Kids and is a question submitted by a 6-year old child: “How do people make paper out of trees, and why not use something else?”  I must say I find it very humbling because I certainly wasn’t asking questions like that at that age!

The answer is a thoughtful survey of writing (and drawing) and materials to write on (and paint on) beginning 73,000 years ago. It ends with speculations on the future of paper from trees.

An interesting and quick read.