With the rise of writing, and then print, Walter Ong noted that communication became a process in which, “The mind interacts with the material world around it more profoundly and creatively than has hitherto been thought” (Ong, 1982, p. 172).
Ong, W. J. (1991). Orality and literacy: The technologizing of the word. London ; New York: Routledge.