The first printing press was first used in China in 1041-1048. Korea discovered it in 1377. Movable type was discovered by Gutenberg in Germany in 1450, and from there it went global. Printing was a sea change in world communication.
Before movable type and the printing press, there was no such thing as a daily newspaper, a school text book, or a printed Bible. Without the printing press Sir Isaac Newton would have been a relative unknown. Continue reading On Reading