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Unformatted text preview: a. Oldest forum of communication i. Change 1. digital b. Functions i. Transmission of culture ii. Diffusion of ideas and knowledge iii. Entertainment c. Historical development of books. i. Scribal culture and the church 1. Hand written 2. Hand copied 3. Church had power because they owned most of the books. ii. Moveable type made of clay used in china (1041) iii. Moveable type made of metal in Korea(1234) iv. First western mechanical press in (1455) 1. Johannes Gutenberg a. bible 2. Germany 3. Time consuming a. One page at a time v. Printing comes to America 1. Almanac vi. Industrial age 1. Cheaper and more portable books 2. Serial fiction 3. Dime novel a. 19 th century 4. Democratization of knowledge vii. Books and the suppression of knowledge 1. Prior restraint: the restriction of publication before the fact a. Burning books b. Laws and regulations c. Banned books...
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- Spring '08