Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Print Revolution Post

After reading the articles of The Print Revolution by Elizabeth Eisenstein, there seems to be a better understanding of how modern Europe was affected. Print changed the world by bringing forth new ideas and new theories that most likely set us up where we are today. Early centuries had only communicated through oral representation and action. Eisenstein believed that printing brought out a "Revolutionary Change" and felt that the preservation of knowledge was used up and passed on to the new generations. Another belief she had was that it gave an opportunity to the men and woman to study and compare their ideas to come up with their own theories.
Eisenstein makes it understandable but yet difficult to follow at the same time. Learning the history and how early centuries made the transition is extremely interesting. Print brought on a whole new way of communication which once again could be the reason we where we are today.
-Matt G


At 9:35 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Nice picture, I didn't know what she looked like.

What did Eisenstein mean by the "reading public"? What were some of the differences between scribal culture and print culture according to her article?


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