We’re fortunate to be experiencing the second most important communication revolution in history

David Meerman Scott speaks about the second most important communication revolution 

Gutenberg Printing Press

in history; obviously the Internet.

 

 He believes the most important one to be the printing press.

 

I agree with that position as well. It brought education and knowledge to the man in the street and the Internet has done the same, although it is still in its infancy.

Read his preamble here and then watch the clip. 

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Aspirin, the 2,000-Year-Old Wonder Drug

The statistics in this article are amazing. I thought Bloomberg was a bit of a nutter banning XL soft drink and trans fats but maybe it will catch on. We could certainly do with more people watching their health in this country. The article shows that aspirin not only lowers heart attacks but dramatically reduced the incidence of many cancers, by as much as 47% http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/opinion/the-2000-year-old-wonder-drug.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

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Letters of Note: Wretched woman!

An amazing, defiant letter from an escaped slave to the wife of his former owner

Jarm Logue, who wrote an angry letter to his former owner

You can feel his anger in the letter. The last paragraph is great.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/11/wretched-woman.html

His biography is available here. He would have been an interesting man to meet.

http://archive.org/details/revjwloguenasas00rogegoog

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