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    • The Machine That Made Us

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      Johann Gutenberg was the man who was instrumental in bringing the printing press to the world, ushering in the Printing Revolution, which is one of the most important advancements of the modern world.

      This documentary examines and profiles the man who was would be important to the development of technology. Stephen Fry is presenter in this documentary and he digs deep into the life and accomplishments of Gutenberg, studying the very first movable type printing press he deviced. It is believed that Gutenberg first worked on this in secret to sway off untrustworthy investors and fierce competitors.

      Stephen Fry also attemps to copy the very first printing machine that Gutenberg created in order to understand how the first printing press functioned.

      The invention of the printing press was very important to the development of knowledge, in that, this was the most modern and quickest way for man to spread information and learning, that would not only be limited to the scholars, but reach the masses.

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      Published on September 25, 2009 · Filed under: Science, Technology