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Medium as Epistemology

“We must be careful in praising or condemning because the future may hold surprises for us.  The invention of the printing press itself is a paradigmatic example.  Typography fostered the modern idea of individuality, but it destroyed the medieval sense of community and integration.  Typography created prose, but made poetry into an exotic and elitist form of expression.  Typography made modern science possible but transformed religious sensibility into mere superstition.  Typography assisted in the growth of the nation-state but thereby made patriotism into a sordid if not lethal emotion” (29).

Everything Bad is Good for You

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