discovery quotes

Discovery Quotes were originally a series of short quotes that are found scattered throughout the Internet. They are just that: a collection of quotes that you can use to look up. I found that I really liked the quotes that were shared by someone like Stephen Hawking, so I kept them in the series.

I’ve been asked the question, “When do you think the quote you found was first posted?” and I’ve been answering the same question for six years. I’m not going to give an exact date, but I’m willing to bet that the first quote I found was found in the early days of the Internet.

The first quote I found was found in 1984 by a guy named Neil Postman. In his book ‘A New Kind of Science’ he wrote about “the information explosion” and how the Internet had made it easier than ever for people to share and discuss knowledge.

Postman was a bit of a techno geek so I am not sure whether he considered the spread of information to be an extension of the digital revolution. I remember reading about it being described as a “techno-buzz” in the early nineties. Postman wrote about how the Internet would be the new Gutenberg press and the invention of the Internet would be the catalyst for the democratization of knowledge.

If you aren’t familiar with the concept of the Gutenberg print press, it refers to the Gutenberg Bible. The original printing press was invented in the 1430s and was powered by wood blocks. In the sixteenth century, a printer named Gutenberg invented the method to print the printing press. The press was used by printers in cities around the world and it became so popular that it was copied by people all over the world.

Gutenberg invented the printing press which is why it became so popular. The fact that someone started printing books and making them available for free in their own language was a monumental achievement that opened the floodgate for new information to travel. There would be no barriers to how we experience the truth. But it didn’t work out that way.

Gutenberg’s Printing Press was not a simple process. It was a very complicated piece of technology. When it was invented, it was created by man who had no idea how to use it. Gutenberg was a genius in his own right, but he also had to have been an enormous pain in the ass to have invented a technology capable of being mass-produced to the extent that it did. He had to have spent hours and hours making sure that every single word on every single page was perfect.

We’re not talking about the Gutenbergs printing press here. We’re talking about the Gutenbergs type-setting machines, that were used to create type from type.

The machines were originally used to create “text” that could be used to print letters, but were first used for typesetting because they were easier to use. The type setting machines used a series of gears to move a metal rod that moved up and down to create letters.

I’m assuming this is the same type of machine used also to make type.

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