February 12, 2011



When mankind invented writing, it changed the world. Keeping track of natural events, planning crops and harvests, tracking commerce, history, it all became possible when we started writing. Similarly, it is often said that the invention of the printing press brought about one of the biggest changes in the history of mankind, since this made it possible to make texts available to the grand public: printing religious texts, scientific text and – when printing became more wide spread and thus cheap – also news, novels, poetry et cetera.