Here With this video I remember the encoding and decoding issues that have always existed with the introduction of the alphabet and that self-interest rather than altruistic, because of the trade, many civilizations have enriched each other in this cooperation.
No doubt different strategies created by different cultures and at different times. (here), or political times.
Time, trust and ....
The story teaches us and making analogies is always very interesting.
Strategies have always existed, each suited to a stage of civilization.