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- Aug 2019
Many types of comment described in Reagle’s Reading the Comments - from likes and faves, to emojis and reactions, ratings, upvotes and downvotes - are contemporary kin of the small hands (☞) that twelfth century scribes drew while working in their scriptoriums to indicate importance.8Piper, Book Was There, 7.
Could these be included in Edward Tufte's definition of a sparkline in some sense? If not included, they're certainly an interesting typographic precursor.