|aThe greatest invention|h[videorecording] /|cproduced and directed by Gene Searchinger, Suzanne Bauman, Norman C. Berns ; Ways of Knowing.
|a[Harriman, NY] :|bWays of Knowing ;|aTaipei :|bYu Shiu,|cc2007.
|a1 videodisc (54 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aWriting code ;|vprogram 1
|aChinese series title:文字密碼
|aOriginally broadcast on PBS in Sept. 2007.
|aEdited by Christopher Earl, Suzanne Bauman; graphic designer, Bob Gill; camera, Robert Grange... [et al.], sound, Ryan Burroughs ... [et al.].
|aInterviewees: William Bright, Mark Aronoff, Peter Ladefoged, John McWhorter, Denise Schmandt-Besserat ... [et al.].
|aEgyptian hieroglyphs, Persian cuneiform, Chinese, Mayan, Korean, Cherokee, are all distinctly invented forms of writing. And the amazing alphabet simplified the process. The invention of writing 5,000 years ago may be more important than the wheel.