The Difference Between Oral, Print and Digital Societies

Ambrose, the bishop of Milan (c. 339–397), is the first man in recorded history to read silently. As St. Augustine writes in his Confessions, when the bishop used to read:

his eyes were drawn through the pages, while his heart searched for its meaning; however, his voice and tongue were quiet. Often when we were present — for anyone could approach him and it was not…

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Eddie Ejjbair

‘Gradually it’s become clear to me what every great philosophy has been: a personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir’