List of illustrations

Fig. 1. Ancient Egyptian writing—stela of Senusret III, Altes Museum Berlin CC BY-SA 3.0. Fig. 1.
Fig. 2. Basic QWERTY keyboard (with the interleaved bars of a traditional typewriter). Diagram: the author. Fig. 2.
Fig. 3. Ancient Roman mosaic, featuring a panther—detail from Pompeii, National Archaeological Museum, Naples Public domain. Fig. 3.
Fig. 4. Georges Seurat’s Honfleur, un soir, embouchure de la Seine (detail) Museum of Modern Art, New York,_un_soir,_embouchure_de_la_Seine_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg Public domain. Fig. 4.
Fig. 5. A modern Jacquard loom CC BY 2.0. Fig. 5.
Fig. 6. Sound. Diagram: the author. Fig. 6.
Fig. 7. Views of a cube. Diagram: the author. Fig. 7.
Fig. 8. World map according to the Mercator projection CC BY-SA 3.0. Fig. 8.
Fig. 9. World map according to the Peters projection,_blank.svg Public domain. Fig. 9.
Fig. 10. Ancient Egyptian art: Drawings of the gods Nebt-Het, Anubis, and Seb,_or_Keb._(1902)_-_TIMEA.jpg From Travelers in the Middle East Archive. CC BY 2.5. Fig. 10.
Fig. 11. Drawing of an ancient Greek vase painting. Encyclopdia Britannica (11th ed.), v. 12, 1911, p. 474—Public domain. Fig. 11.
Fig. 12. A banquet—detail from the Bayeux Tapestry,_Nordisk_familjebok.png Nordisk familjebok—Public domain. Fig. 12.
Fig. 13. Hokusai—Chushingura, Act XI, Scene 2 Public domain. Fig. 13.
Fig. 14. Juan Gris—Portrait of Pablo Picasso Public domain. Fig. 14.
Fig. 15. Perspective drawing—From Albrecht Dürer’s Institutiones Geometricae (1532) Courtesy of the Erwin Tomash Library. Fig. 15.
Fig. 16. Slide rule. Diagram: the author. Fig. 16.
Fig. 17. Hollerith tabulator, From Scientific American, 1890. Courtesy of the Erwin Tomash Library. Fig. 17.
Fig. 18. Vigenère square. Diagram: the author. Fig. 18.
Fig. 19. Enigma machine,_letter_L_pressed.agr.jpg CC BY-SA 4.0. Fig. 19.

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