Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Printing Press

"The printing press is a mechanical printing device for making copies of identical text on multiple sheets of paper. It was invented in Germany by the goldsmith and printer Johannes Gutenberg in 1447. Printing methods based on Gutenberg's printing press spread rapidly throughout first Europe and then the rest of the world, replacing most block printing and making it the sole progenitor of modern movable type printing. Printing's effect on civilization has often been discussed in terms of the effect of the "printing press" on civilization—a rhetorical device, which alludes to the pivotal role of the printing press in the global spread of printing." , February 1, 2007

- The Printing Press is a device that helped established the mass production and circulation of the written word.


At 12:25 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good start. Next time less wikipedia and more of your own analysis and discussion.


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