One way I've tentatively started thinking about these issues is to ask whether and how new technologies create new kinds of opportunities, such as radio providing the chance to reach out to the illiterate without a physical presence, or significant multiply existing ones, such as the replacement of parchment with paper in the 8th or 9th century Middle East making texts far more readily available.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Dept. of Change from Within
Blogs as tools of change in the Middle East. (American Footprints)