Thingish Things

Happy Birthday, Print

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Feb• 23•11

Today marks the 556th birthday of the Gutenberg Bible, which served to introduce an extraordinary new technology on February 23, 1455*, movable type.  (I’ve got to admit; I never would have come up with it.)

One has to wonder how many more years ink type will survive.  But regardless, it’s had a heck of a run.


*Generally accepted date.


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  1. Me says:

    I always wanted to be a generally accepted date…

  2. Nick Viest says:

    Long live print, for at least another 15 years until I retire – make that 20 years.

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