Question: What impact did the Gutenberg press have on society?
Answer: A lot. A whole bunch of a lot.
When the Guentberg press was invented in the mid-1400s, it made information accessible to the masses. The technology made sharing uncensored ideas with your neighbors, the village down the road, or even the world, possible.
Before the Gutenberg press books and manuscripts were only for the rich. Books were so rare that the church you attended might NOT even have a copy of the Bible under its roof.
According to a web article posted by the University of Texas, it’s estimated there may have been 30,000 books in all of Europe before the Gutenberg press. Less than 50 years later, there were as many as 10 to 12 million books. Yeah, I’d say the Gutenberg press had an impact.
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