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  • The Printing Press

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  • By: iMinds
  • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
  • Length: 5 mins
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The text you are now reading was easily copied and dispersed by a complex machine intended for just that purpose. If it’s tough to imagine a world in which such machines did not exist, now would be a good time to remind yourself of that most significant of revolutionary technologies: the printing press. In this audiobook, iMinds gives the listener a quick but fascinating history of moveable type, from its origins in 11th-century Asia to its improvement in 15th-century Germany, and its continued evolution ever since. Through the kindly Australian voice of Todd MacDonald, listeners will refresh their memory and their appreciation of a technology that is too easily taken for granted.

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Learn about the history of the Printing Press with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Alongside the invention of the wheel, electric light and the internet, the invention of the printing press was one of history’s great, transformative moments. What, exactly, is a printing press? Printing itself is simply the reproduction of type or images. A printing press is a piece of equipment which enables printing to occur.

Why was the printing press so important?

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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five minutes? really? a credit for five minutes of "the printing press is the printing press. before the printing press we couldn't print much. maybe one day we won't print anything." REALLY?????

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  • Debbie
  • 01-12-20

The Printed Word

I learn something new in every single one of these! Of course, I knew about the Gutenberg printing press and the Gutenberg Bible, which is famous around the world. But I thought it was the FIRST printing press. Not so. Listen and find out for yourself about the first printed word.