from "Playback from Eden to Watergate"
It is generally assumed that the spoken word came before the written word. I suggest that the spoken word as we know it came after the written word. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God - and the word was flesh… human flesh… in the beginning of writing. Animals talk. They don’t write. Now, a wise old rat may know lot about traps and poison but he cannot write “Death...