<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px 0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">> It made a lot of us very uncomfortable, but we left behind the day when<br>> everyone could read everything for himself, sometime between Guttenburg and
<br>> Leibnitz's Monadology.<br><br>We've never had it to leave behind. Each of us attempts to disspell out<br>own personal darkness, to peer out from Plato's cave, and make sense of<br>the pattern of light and darkness cast upon its walls. To borrow a bit
<br>from one of George Robert's lectures once again:-).<br><br> rgb</blockquote>
<div>I meant, there once was a day when you could **read** everything for yourself. There has never been a day when you could figure out everything for yourself, agreed!</div>
<div>I think in say 1400 AD students at, say, University of Paris didn't really major, partly beacuse they could just read the whole campus library. For a long time instead of "I attended Medical School" it was just "I read Galen". One book.
<div>THAT day we've left behind.</div>