How far we've come...

On this day in 1455 the first printing of the Gutenberg Bible began. Johann Gutenberg, by printing his bible with movable type, revolutionized information distribution. The emergence of the internet, though much harder to put on an exact date, can probably be said to have started in the early 1990s. How much had Gutenberg's movable type changed the world in 1460? How much had it changed the world by 1500? 1600? 1800?

We have yet to see where the internet revolution will lead us but one thing is for sure. Just like the printing press breaking the hold that Catholic Monks had on disseminating information, the internet will allow more people get their voices into the discussion. That can only be a good thing.

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