And is the Iliad possible at all when the printing press and even printing machines exist? Is it not inevitable that with the emergence of the press bar the singing and the telling and the muse cease, that is the conditions necessary for epic poetry disappear?
Marx on art and rel to technology and society. Of course the possibilities of new forms also arise and he did not know the notion that new media transforms the old… people can still make their Illiad thier oral history in a new way… he net is more oral some have said. Who?