I recently came across an amazing website called, The history of Information. One man, a serious collector of information, has categorized a vast amount of information on information by date and/or subject. If you love learning new things give it a look. Every time I randomly have a search I learn numerous new things. Tonight my brain feels made of cherry jello, but I still managed to read a few things about the history of the printing press that made me go…”Hmmm?”
Do you know the first book printed in English? (1473 – 1474) If (like me) you thought ‘The Bible’ you’d be wrong! I felt slightly affronted to find I was ignorant of such an important fact. As someone who grew up wanting to be an author I feel great admiration and gratitude to the ingenious brave printers who faced the wrath of the establishment (all the people making money off scribing and painting manuscripts on vellum – ie all the people with power to have you burnt at the stake for trying to undermine their version of the universe). Gutenberg changed the world. Try to imagine the world without printed books… [Read more…] about And the first book printed in English was…?