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Printing

 

October 12, 2017



In 868 a Chinese monk created a book called the Diamond Sutra. The British Library calls this “the earliest complete survival of a dated printed book.”

In 1440, 600 years later, a German, Johannes Gutenberg, invented the printing press. It was a device that adapted existing technologies to the process of printing. Most importantly, his newly devised hand mold provided rapid creation of metal movable type in large quantities. It made books possible.

Within decades the printing press had spread to over 200 cities in a dozen European countries. By 1500, they had already produced more th...



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