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Listener as Context

Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D.

Reading and writing were not generally accessible until Gutenberg unveiled the printing press around 1440. Fewer than six centuries have passed since then—a blip in the 200,000-year existence of anatomically modern… 444 more words


In Deutsch Denken, Dichten und Forschen

Deutschland ist das Land der Dichter und Denker, sagt man – aber wer außer Schiller und Goethe hat noch Deutsch gesprochen? Die Klasse Rot 7/8 hatte die Aufgabe, das herauszufinden. 1,421 more words


Design Detective-1

Johannes Gutenberg

Life occupations:

  • Engraver
  • Inventor
  • Printer

Life Legacy:
He left behind a legacy of his invention the printing press and a new way of printing. 31 more words


Gutenberg Gets the Ball Rolling

Johann Gutenberg was an enterprising trader who made money out of pilgrims by selling them looking-glasses and polished stones.  For several years, he experimented with metal types to make books.  210 more words

Church History

Hot Metal

Just imagine that it’s 1880, or thereabouts. Since 1450, printing has been performed in more-or-less the same way: with moveable type based on the principles developed by Johannes Gutenberg. 1,344 more words


Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg

@1398 – 1468

The Gutenberg Bible

Johannes Gutenberg was the son of an upper class merchant who was born and raised in Mainz (Germany). 

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Ingenious Impressions: The Coming of the Book exhibition

In a previous post, I reflected on my response to being told, “calligraphy?… computers can do that!”

A current major exhibition in Glasgow has made me consider how medieval scribes would have reacted to being told, … 397 more words