Badke Chap. 1

When reading the first chapter of the book, Badke explains how knowledge or information was not available for everyone in past. Those who held control over knowledge and information were powerful authority figures or the wealthy such as the Christian Church and monarchs/rulers of many countries. As time passed, the methods on how we obtained knowledge and information evolved tremendously by many examples. One example was the creation of the printing press which made books cheaper and provided many people access to them. Another example was the creation of the Internet and the World Wide Web which contains texts, pictures, videos, and other multimedia. Now anyone can find information they are looking for through the use of them. However, there are some issues as people can post harmful/negative media or false information on the Internet and abuse the power of being anonymous on it.

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