Images of Words
On the last Saturday of the month, I do a State of the Blog post. Meh. Not feeling it. Any thoughts I have on the subject can wait until next month. Instead, here’s one from the vaults for your amusement. [SotB Archives]
Awareness of the outside world. Little Free Library. I would do this in a heartbeat, if I lived or worked or hung out in an area with foot traffic.
Down The Rabbit Hole
History.com: 7 Things You May Not Know About the Gutenberg Bible, by Andrews, 2015, updated 2018.
“As historian Ada Palmer explains, Gutenberg’s invention wasn’t profitable until there was a distribution network for books.” Business Telegraph: 7 Ways the Printing Press Changed the World, 2019. Included because I love Palmer as a source. Her, I don’t doubt. I question the rest of the article due to the inexplicable howler at the very end. [Numbers and Weaving]
Update. I did not repeat the howler under the theory that one should not propagate incorrect information, even to correct it. But that means you had to click over. Instead, I should have restated the info. Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents, but he was not president. OTOH, the Internet says this is a common mistake. Huh.
“It is the declared objective of the Gutenberg Foundation in Mainz, Germany – the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg – to make his heritage accessible to the public and to preserve it.” Gutenberg Foundation.
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