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Rosalind - The original question was phrased: "...the most influential person in history", not the person who has influenced an individual the most.
Quote from: Paul. on 14/09/2008 17:32:41The goalposts get changed, and what does Alan mean by "influenced", does anyone know?That is precisely why I wanted to differentiate between influence and effect.As for RD's point about Gutenburg, that's valid. But has Gutenburg been more influential than the person (or persons) who invented writing? Without writing, there would never have been printing presses.
The goalposts get changed, and what does Alan mean by "influenced", does anyone know?