Monday, August 24, 2009

Read a Book Lately?

It was in 1456 that the Mazarin Bible, or Gutenberg Bible, also known as the forty-two line Bible was "off the press." Moveable type would go on to change the world, as every school child is taught. (At least I hope that such essential information is still being taught in the schools?)

Johannes Gutenberg was born about 1398 and died in 1468. He invented a method for mass-production of moveable type, developed oil-based inks for printing by his new method, and adapted the "winepress" concept to printing, thus creating a system for mass production of the printed page. Certainly his work is at least as important to mankind as was the invention of the wheel.
Johannes Gutenberg c.1398 - 1468 RIP

[Happy Birthday to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.]

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