24 Feb '12, 1pm

Gutenberg to Zuckerberg

Gutenberg to Zuckerberg

24 February, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Posted in Thinking allowed | Leave a comment Tags: The written word Our insatiable appetite for a different means of communication seems to know no bounds. No sooner has one piece of technology been invented another supersedes it, not so for the Victorians who once thought that man had discovered everything and knew almost everything that was needed to know. They couldn’t have been further from knowing everything. Hello? No better illustration man’s pace of change was my maternal grandmother. Born during the reign of Queen Victoria, she was a young woman when Orville Wright took to the skies to complete man’s first flight in 1903. In her twilight years she had witnessed man walking on the moon, a triumph in radio transmission if ever there was one. Life had changed so much around her during her 98 years she would refuse to answer the telephon...

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