The Internet Reformation

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April 19, 2011
Nolan Chart
by Laurie Rogers Trlak  
Posted in Commentary

"In 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg church, intending that they be used for academic discussion, he had no idea that they would end up being disseminated widely, thanks to the printing press that Gutenberg had succeeded in creating a little over a half century earlier. Thanks to that one invention, copies of Luther's theses were distributed throughout Germany, sending shockwaves from Germany to the Vatican, eventually reaching even the shores of Great Britain. The result was the Protestant Reformation, and the world hasn't been the same since. The advent of the internet has had a similar effect on the modern political arena, not only in the United States, but as we have seen recently, around the world ..." (04/19/11)  

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