Joined Oct 17 2010
A scribe is a person who writes books or documents by hand as a profession and helps the city keep track of its records. The profession, previously found in all literate cultures in some form, lost most of its importance and status with the advent of printing. The work could involve copying books, including sacred texts, or secretarial and administrative duties such as taking of dictation and the keeping of business, judicial and historical records for kings, nobility, temples and cities. Later the profession developed into public servants, journalists, accountants, typists, and lawyers. Scribes have reappeared as assistants to doctors using electronic health records.
As a humble scribe, it is my aim to encourage my fellow patricians to write about their times at St. Patricks and also leave their thoughts, views and comments to foster the development of our beloved alma mater. They can also submit their appreciation of past teachers, Rectors and other worthy luminaries for publication in this blog for posterity.