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Inventor of the Printing Press
« on: 22/01/2004 15:51:58 »
How was the printing press invented, and when, please someone ?

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #1 on: 22/01/2004 23:14:01 »
In 1440 Johann Gutenberg of Strasbourg, Germany used foundry-cast metal characters to create movable type.  He's also credited with inventing the printing press and ink specifically for use with his movable type.  However, the Koreans had used metal type about 300 years earlier and the Chinese used clay characters 400 years before Gutenberg.
 

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #2 on: 23/01/2004 13:02:00 »
That's interesting because for some reason I had "William Caxton" in my mind as the answer to this question - who was he then ?

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #3 on: 23/01/2004 13:34:01 »
The Chinese invented it, I remember learning about this is in primary school however I couldn't remember the name of that person; even if I could it will be in Chinese anyway, I don't know how it is translated.

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #4 on: 24/01/2004 00:16:16 »
William Caxton published the first book in English.
 

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #5 on: 26/01/2004 11:07:05 »
The Chinese was called Cai Loung, I think.

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #6 on: 26/01/2004 14:16:29 »
I always thought that idea originated with Gutenberg.  I was thinking, maybe he got the credit because the metal letters were more durable.  But then the Koreans beat him to that.  What the hell?  Do you think he just had a better press agent?
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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #7 on: 27/01/2004 10:59:42 »
quote:
Originally posted by cuso4

The Chinese was called Cai Loung, I think.

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Sorry it's wrong, Cai Loung is the first Chinese who invented the method of making paper. The guy for printing press is called Bi Shung.

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #8 on: 27/01/2004 23:06:51 »
Was the guy who invented tea called Lap San Sou Shong ?
 

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #9 on: 02/03/2004 18:34:48 »
The krauts built the first movable type printing press.
That means that if you want to print say the bible you just pull out all the letters you need and arrange them on a grid and then PRESS. This was important as it was possible to reuse the metal letters.
 

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #10 on: 02/03/2004 19:02:40 »
Who invented the trouser press ?:D

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #11 on: 03/03/2004 00:11:57 »
Don't know.  Probably some insomniac -- undoubtedly female -- who couldn't sleep because she kept thinking about all the ironing she had to do.
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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #12 on: 03/03/2004 21:19:15 »
Ya, and that was likely in the days before women even wore trousers.[:(!]
 

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #13 on: 04/03/2004 04:47:27 »
Interestingly, these days, if a woman is clearly "in charge" in a relationship we say she "wears the trousers".

What terms did people use to describe a dominant / bossy woman before women wore trousers ? ;)

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #14 on: 04/03/2004 12:38:09 »
in the interest of not upsetting anyone... i think i'll SKIRT around this conversation.

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #15 on: 06/03/2004 17:55:35 »
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Originally posted by chris

Interestingly, these days, if a woman is clearly "in charge" in a relationship we say she "wears the trousers".

What terms did people use to describe a dominant / bossy woman before women wore trousers ? ;)

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.....do Scots say, she "wears the kilt" ?;)

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #16 on: 08/03/2004 04:13:54 »
quote:
Originally posted by chris

Interestingly, these days, if a woman is clearly "in charge" in a relationship we say she "wears the trousers".

What terms did people use to describe a dominant / bossy woman before women wore trousers ? ;)

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It's interesting how when a man is in charge he is labeled as assertive but when a woman is the dominant one she's called bossy.
 

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #17 on: 30/01/2006 22:51:49 »
If i become "assertive" with my wife,she just smiles and says "now,now, dear" then burns my dinners for a week,wont let me read my "Tindale"and hides my kilt.
Does anyone know who Tindale was ?.

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #18 on: 05/06/2006 13:23:07 »
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Originally posted by Ray hinton

If i become "assertive" with my wife,she just smiles and says "now,now, dear" then burns my dinners for a week,wont let me read my "Tindale"and hides my kilt.
Does anyone know who Tindale was ?.

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Re: Inventor of the Printing Press
« Reply #19 on: 06/06/2006 06:58:18 »
Which spelling is correct Ray's " Tindale" or Jimbob's "Tyndale?"
 

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