Wednesday, January 17, 2007

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International Printing Week: January 14 - 20, 2007
When Johannes Gutenberg invented his printing press almost 700 years ago, he effectively changed the world. The printing press has helped spread ideas and information across the globe, connecting and inspiring the masses. The printed word is an essential tool for the ability to advance, exchange information and ideas, and to record important events. Print is written communication at the core.

Or; light a candle, woodja; because, today is the birthday anniversary of Ben Franklin.

Sites of Interest . . . .
Where history comes to life! Open on Saturdays from 10 to 4; during the week by appointment. 315 Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745
Features links to a large selection of book arts related sites on the web, including educational opportunities, professional organizations, tutorials, reference materials, and galleries with images.
Takes the user page-by-page through the creation of a picture book, Zoom Upstream. From the National Library of Canada.

. . . . or check out a Book !

The Printing Press: Samuel Willard Crompton
The advancements made possible by technology--from the printed pages that spurred the Protestant Reformation to the Web pages that today transmit information across the globe--have dramatically changed the history of humankind.

Stealing God's Thunder: Philip DrayStealing God's Thunder: Philip Dray

a concise, richly detailed biography of Benjamin Franklin, viewing him through the lens of his scientific inquiry and its ramifications for American democracy.

He who destroyes a good Booke, kills reason it selfe
Areopagitica – John Milton

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