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UNICEF and OLPC Attempt to Preserve the Oral Tradition

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Long before there were written words that formed books, there were storytellers. Bards, skalds, folklorists told satires, recounted legends, and preserved the historical events of the time by traveling from castle to keep to village. In an attempt to preserve the oral tradition of storytelling, particularly in regions where the written word isn’t so freely available, UNICEF and One Laptop Per Child have created a story database where recordings of oral stories can be uploaded.

Via Ars Technica.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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