The changing relationships between producers and consumers

XV.4 July + August 2008
Page: 26
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FEATUREKnowledge architecture that facilitates trust and collaboration


Authors:
Xanthe Matychak

With every new technology comes fascinating discussions about how technology shapes human relationships. Socrates took issue with one of the basic building blocks of all technology¬ówritten language¬óbecause he felt it negatively affected public perception of truth. Victor Hugo [1] wrote extensively about how Gutenberg's printing press shifted the ownership of knowledge from the powerful few, whose repository for power was stone architecture (think hieroglyphs in the pyramids or frescos in the Sistine Chapel), to those who could read and write (think Martin Luther's 95 theses). More recently, there have been similar discussions around the invention of the photograph, the…




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