What are the underlying mechanisms behind books? The system of writing. Writing systems ultimately decide, to some degree, what can be expressed. Check out this book for an amazing survey of the world’s writing systems. You’ll also find actual keys which you can use to translate ancient texts and a chapter on decryption:
While other people build casinos & hotels I want to build a book that gives people education. The ability to read. The ability to fill out important forms. This is like freeing someone from slavery. How can we build a book together that improves our world & our world’s future?