The Word was GOD
In the beginning Humans were as “Beasts of the Field” Without language or history. The ape like “see do” and personal experience were the only means to learn new things and non-language vocalization and gestures the only way to communicate. Then came the invention of “WORD”, The naming of things, events, conditions, motions, places, the communication of experiences and knowledge, one brain to the next. “And the Word was GOD”, the properly naming of something gave power over it. MAGIC!
The old could teach the young their knowledge, describe their experiences, their wisdom. The total of Human knowledge could multiply far beyond the ability of one person to gather through experience.
For thousands of years knowledge was memorized one generation to the next, but that required person to person exchange. Persons rarely traveled much in distance nor communicated with many different people. Knowledge traveled slowly from one group to the next if at all. Knowledge became family or tribal limited by the use of local words and phrases.
It is said that King Nimrod sent his soldiers out to collect the wisemen of his kingdom into a university, an Ivory Tower of learning so that all the knowledge of the land could be exchanged and taught to the young.
As a memory tool, cypher or pictographs were created, In time these evolved into a common language that everyone schooled in their use could understand and use, regardless of their native dialect The transfer of knowledge no longer required a common language or person to person contact. A written language of common words evolved. The knowledge base expanded and spread, it even could be communicated over extended time.
Writing these words of wisdom required a long a laborious process so these books of knowledge were rare and expensive only the wealthy or connected could access them. In time, Hand copied pages became machine printed pages and books of a few copies became additions of thousands, then became copied in the millions. The spread of the “Word” knowledge, became available to everyone. But still a difficult and expensive process under the limiting control of the few.
Today we have this miracle of the electronic computer age of an inexpensive World Wide Web. Communication of thought and knowledge in real time and translated into the language of your choice.
The wealthy and powerful still struggle to impose and maintain their control over knowledge.
We Don’t Need Them! …pg