The iPad: What is a Gutenberg moment, anyway?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Apr 7 13:37:26 UTC 2010

At 4/7/2010 05:29 AM, Amy West wrote:
>>  >
>>>  2)  Even before the steam press, printing runs
>>>  had expanded from "hundreds" into
>>>  "thousands".  Was there a technological change in
>>>  printing presses between Gutenberg and the 18th century?
>>So far as I know, not much essential difference: no rotary press yet,
>>which really increased productivity; the flat press design changed
>>little till the 19th c, with some improvements in the pressing levers
>>that sped things up a little.
>Anecdotal support for Dennis: they use flat presses out at Old
>Sturbridge Village for 1820s.

So they just ran the apprentices faster?


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