This is why a vast majority (and still rapidly increasing) of the media people consume daily is music/photo/video, and less and less written word.
“how writing could not convey as much as speaking and therefore all meaningful teaching and…
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Oh my. Druids and Socrates would have likely hated music/photo/video even more than they did the written language. Their whole idea was that you needed the teacher/storyteller and their students/audience to be face to face. So that the lesson/story could be adapted.

I don’t think they were entirely wrong, of course. But to frown upon new means of communication because they appeared in your lifetime shows not wisdom, but fear. And how many “wise people” do you see now frown upon SnapChat and YouTube and social media and the internet and video games and so on and so forth… and insist that only books (not even digital books, of course) and activities that existed when they were kids are really good and everything else is dangerous and rotting your mind, if not society as a whole?

My point is, it does not matter what the new thing is. If it is new, a lot of people will say it is bad, regardless of how intelligent those people are, regardless of facts about this new thing. This reaction is surely a natural reaction, even if it is not shared by the entire human species. But it is an irrational reaction, by and large. Even if it sometimes can be rationalized.

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