Gutenberg's Printing Shop

The printing press was developed by Johannes Gutenberg and printed the Gutenberg Bible completed in 1454. The printing press was a major first step in developing a widespread database that has led to the Internet today. Mass communication was made possible and is significant in allowing the spread of ideas in a way that was previously impossible and inaccessible to those not in a clerical position. Print also cultivated the idea of authorship, which would have been foreign to a pre-renaissance society. 

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