11. Gutenberg and the 1440’s Ingenious Invention
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Gutenberg indeed was ahead of his time since he acted according to famous Franklin’s maxim -‘’The time is money’’, although he lived even three centuries before Benjamin. His invention of the printing press, which basically is a surface with ink pressed against paper or cloth to leave the certain trail or print was a revolution thus deserving a place on our list of the 11 most important historical events that changed the world forever. In comparison to handmade books that were rewritten by monks, Gutenberg’s method implied production of precise copies of original work in a short time. In that way, knowledge has been spreading rapidly, thus creating the foundation for the upcoming Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation and the period of modernity. It could be said that time is knowledge when it comes to Johannes.