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Early Print Culture in South Asia

Hi everyone, Please take a look at my web essay on the Early Print Culture of South Asia at https://sites.google.com/site/awhetteretec340no3/ Thanks, Arlene

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The Printing Press: Intoxication of Knowledge

We should note the force, effect, and consequences of inventions which are nowhere more conspicuous than those three which were unknown to the ancients, namely printing, gunpowder, and the compass. For these three have changed the appearance and state of … Continue reading

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Penny Papers: innovation & social change

Here is a link to the wiki I created on the penny papers. My focus is on the reciprocity of technology and social change. Emphasis is on Benjamin Day’s The Sun which is regarded as the first penny paper of … Continue reading

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On Paper and Pen

Introduction Today, both paper and pens are a ubiquitous and affordable resource. Pens may carry a cultural value when given as special gifts, yet others are discarded at the first sign of malfunction. Historians have tended to subsume the history … Continue reading

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Modern Science: Indebted to the Printing Press

The rise of modern empirical science took place in Europe beginning in the late sixteenth century (Huff, 2003, p. 326).  Copernicus’ view of a heliocentric universe, traditionally viewed as the main precursor to modern science, created a disruption of scholarly … Continue reading

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what type of technology?

I chose this picture to reflect McLuhan’s pronouncement that “movable type was archetype and prototype for all subsequent industrial development.” The printing press was a major shift in text technology that changed the ‘authority’ structure of society completely and revolutionized … Continue reading

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The printing press’ new status

I have a friend whose grandfather owns a classic model car. It is a beautiful car. According to Hugo (my friend’s grandfather) it looks and works exactly the same it used to forty-some years ago. So, it’s slow, it has … Continue reading

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Reciprocal influences between the printing press and science

Hi: I am Tim Roos from Chilliwack, BC, where I teach high school Science and Math to grades 10 through 12. I’ve been teaching for 14 years in the same school and fulfill various extra roles such as Moodle administrator … Continue reading

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