Gutenberg's invention

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Posted by Robert on 12/30/01 - 18:47:43
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No myth at all. Block printing, which was used by the Chinese and Japanese centuries earlier, was also later used by Europeans before Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. The problem was that it was a very laborious task and couldn't be mass produced and distributed like moveable type could.

Gutenberg's invention helped bring about the Renaissance, a humanist rebirth in learning for the masses, thereby ending that period of the dark ages.

It is widely acknowledged as being the most important invention in the last millennium.

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