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Old 07-28-2008, 10:31 AM   #10
JoeD
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The closest we've come to a printing press style revolution would be the the creation of internet as a whole. It's "freed" information in many ways, making it easy for anyone to become a "publisher" via websites/blogs/podcasts/forums, with the ability to create new content and distribute information to an audience of millions.

It's also brought the world "closer" together. Consider how many people now regularly chat and interact with people from countries all over the world. Be it playing games, talking about eBooks, or any other common interests. No longer is the only source of current information the common media TV/Radio/Newspapers. We can now read/watch/listen to information directly from people around the world countries and form our own opinions of events. That imo is along similar lines to the printing press.

Yes there's still the hurdle that many don't know how to create their own blog, their own website and some struggle to even post on forums. But is that any different to when the printing press took off and the general public didn't know how to read?

The invention of eBooks is imo nowhere near as revolutionary, it's really just a small evolutionary step such as Tapes to CDs to mp3 were.

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