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Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing Press

Self-publishing has been around as long as writers have had disposable income to invest in the vanity press. The advent of electronic publishing, especially Amazon’s Kindle, has further stoked the desire to self-publish. 313 more words


Is Mainz German For Maze?

It’s three hours into a walking tour in the old town section of the German town of Mainz, and we’re lost again.  My wife and I have tried to navigate our way to St. 771 more words


History Tuition

The following post I recently wrote for the website of my daughter’s new business, Star Tuition.  I feel passionately about history and hope that as many students as possible have the benefit of a teacher that opens the door to a world full of fascinating stories for them. 457 more words

Dottie Tales

Learning with technology: From Gutenberg to the World Wide Web

In 1450 a certain invention sparked a shift in how knowledge was shared. Johannes Gutenberg bankrupted himself to bring us the printing press and begin mass production of knowledge. 1,202 more words


Book Arts History: August 24, 1456

Day 321/365

Today is an important day for us modern bookbinders – it marks the day, in 1456, the first Gutenberg Bible was finished!

Johannes Gutenberg was the first person in Europe to make a book printed using moveable metal type.   324 more words

365 Project

24 agosto

Parliamo un pò della Germania:

  1. Uno dei libri più costosi al mondo è la Bibbia di Gutenberg, valutata 10 milioni di dollari. Ma questa non è una normale Bibbia, è il primo libro stampato in Europa con i caratteri mobili.
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"Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way"*...

A few times each decade, the number of acceptable Scrabble words grows. Some sixty-five hundred new words—“lolz,” “shizzle,” and “blech” among them—will officially enter one of the two major competitive Scrabble lexicons on September 1st of this year.

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