I haven’t been able to find a literacy campaign earlier than King Sejong the Great of Korea‘s 1443-1444 Hunminjeongeum (“The Correct/Proper Sounds for the Instruction… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (6): History’s First Mass Literacy Campaign?
Not Gutenberg Gutenberg put several important pieces together in a new way in 1439(ish) when he built what most of us probably think of as… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (6): Stop Press. Who invented moveable type?
The development of spoken language was humankind’s first great networking technology.* Speech allows us to communicate thought and to think far better than we could… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (5): Literacy as Infrastructure for Thought
The movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are a great example of how networks (in this case, of multimedia texts) create value. Iron Man (2008)… Read More »Marvel MCU Movies as a value creating network
I really liked this post from Seth Godin on 22nd February: That might not be the right questionThe thing is, everyone has ideas. All the… Read More »Seth Godin on “Where do you get your ideas?”
… with very few exceptions, man-made technologies evolve from previous man-made technologies and are not invented from scratch. This is a key characteristic with evolutionary… Read More »Matt Ridley on the Wright Brothers: innovation is gradual