Levinson (2005). The First Digital Medium. (“The Soft Edge”, Chapter 2)

“Literacy probably constitutes the most significant monopoly of knowledge in human history. Our public education system is in effect predicated on breaking that monopoly of knowledge, or making sure it does not arise in the first place. Our open democratic society believes, quite rightly, that having access to knowledge of the day — not only via broadcast media available in this century, but to older, printed modes of communication that still provide the most depth of detail and analysis — is a cornerstone of healthy political existence.” (p 12)

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