D. Cooper Stevenson
January 25, 2014 0

Touch The Sky

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I marvelled with admiration and reverence; less than a meter from where I stood lay open the Gutenberg Bible, the manifestation of arguably the most powerful instrument in the world. Gutenburg’s creation gave the world for the fist time mass dissemination of knowledge.

Gutenberg’s innovation–making possible the furnishing of information to the masses–meant that knowledge was no longer held as tightly guarded secrets by the elite class and clergy, the latter of whom painstakingly wrote at best a single work per year. Gutenberg’s genius carried the world out of darkness and sparked The Renaissance.

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