Thursday, September 08, 2005

Luther

It occurred to me this morning, and I wouldn't be surprised if someone else has commented on this previously, that Martin Luther was the world's first blogger. It has been estimated that during his life Luther was the author of anywhere between a quarter and half of all printed material in Europe, and they say the printers began printing the first pages of his essays before he had even written the last pages. Straight from his mind to the printed page with no editing, rethinking or revising -- is this not the essence of blogging?

3 comments:

LutheranChik said...

I am sure that if Marty were alive today he'd be blogging constantly.

Eric Lemonholm said...

Luther also did not trouble much about getting paid for his writings or controlling their distribution, which helped spread his ideas far and wide.

Greg M. Johnson said...

I hope this isn't too spam-mish of me, but I would like to invite the kind of folks interested in this blog to a Lutheran discussion group at:
http://groups.google.com/group/ELCA-G