Wednesday, February 04, 2009


There are many inventions that have changed the course of history, inventions such as: electricity, the automobile, the internet, and of course the printing press. All of these inventions have had and in some cases still have a lasting impact on the course of history. Looking back on the greatest inventions of al time you have to consider the printing press, this invention made information readily available for all who could read. Much like the internet does today helping millions of people access endless amounts of information the printing press did just that, perhaps you could say it was the internet of its time, just because it informed a large number of people.
As well as inform the educated the invention of the printing press of the use of moveable type printing made the history of the world documented so that generations later we have the knowledge of the world, that in my mind is one of the most significant inventions of all time.


At 10:00 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Yes, the printing press had an enormous impact. You a making a good, general observation. Next time start with a specific quotation from the reading and analyze it in a little more detail.


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