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By: Jake Lockley

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:35:00 +0000

You understate the impact of the printing press. Prior to it's invention knowledge was controlled, most specifically by the church who had monks which would copy books by hand. The book they copied of course was The Bible, and it was the invention of the printing press that led to Martin Luther and the reformation. So in short, it was the printing press that liberated knowledge from the The Powers That Be.



By: Jake Lockley

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:35:00 +0000

You understate the impact of the printing press. Prior to it's invention knowledge was controlled, most specifically by the church who had monks which would copy books by hand. The book they copied of course was The Bible, and it was the invention of the printing press that led to Martin Luther and the reformation. So in short, it was the printing press that liberated knowledge from the The Powers That Be.