How the Printing Press Shaped the World Today

Sherrell Weathers
Professor Kendrick
STS 1101- Section 08
11 September 2017

How the Printing Press Shaped the World Today

Although, there were many achievements throughout history that deeply impacted things we use today, one of the most important inventions of technology is known as the printing press (Rayward 687). The printing press is defined as, a machine that transfers lettering and images by contact with various forms of inked surface onto paper or similar material. 500 years ago, the first printing press was established in Germany between 1146 and 1450 by a man named, Johann Gutenberg (Chappell 26).
Before the printing press was invented, writings and pictures had to ...

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came the demand for more books by the educated middle class, schools, and universities. During this time, keeping track of important information was a major problem for everyone. The invention of the printing press helped fix this problem in many ways. It's ability to mass produce material for the schools was paramount in education. It gave students the ability to learn together at the same time while having their own books to read from and to go at the pace that best suited them (Dittmar 1135). Not only back then, but it still does today. With education being spread worldwide through books, people from different areas of the world are able to study the same things with a different perspective. We are able to take one idea and apply it to many different things and learn even more about our world and ourselves. Being able to write down scientific methods or mathematical equations to have in a book, and use it in the right instances, opened up many doors for our innovation in ...

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