What happens to a story when you take it from its source, make it permanent in print, and disseminate it to a wide audience?
- It has less room for quick changes and adaptations, something that probably happened very often when stories were told orally
- Transcends place (reaches audiences from all around the world instead of just one culture, city, or country)
- Transcends time (is able to outlive many generations)
- Stories are more private and less of an interactive activity
- Less exclusive
- More open to different interpretations
List of implications arising from the printing press.
- The most famous editors and printing companies will hold power over most printed texts
- Texts are edited by people that aren’t the authors
- Authors don’t hold complete ownership of their texts
- Texts have a greater credibility after having certain standards
- Increased competition of information