WPC: Half and Half and Throwback Thursday

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

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Sevilla, Spain, 2014

I took this photo while strolling along the street in Sevilla.

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Throwback Thursday: The Birth of A Book is responding to Dr. Hb’s Confessions of a Bookaholic Tag.

Notes:

  • Paper was invented by the ancient Chinese in about 105 C.E  (Han Dynast) and spread slowly to the west via the Silk Road.

  • The earliest woodblock printed fragments were from China, before 220 AD.

  • Between 1041 and 1048, the first known movable type system was created out of porcelain in Bi Sheng.

    Source: the wood printing in Wikipedia

  • Block printing was used in Christian Europe as a method for printing on cloth, where it was common by 1300. At around 1400, paper became relatively available.

  •  Johannes Gutenberg, Mainz in Germany, developed European movable type printing technology in 1439. Gutenberg was also credited with the introduction of an oil-based ink.

     Source: Wikipedia “History of Printing

    Ebook:

  • December 2004 Google signaled an extension to its Google Print initiative known as the Google Print Library Project , then announced partnerships with several high-profile university and public libraries

  • First generation Kindle was on the market on November 19, 2007, for $399.

Please take a moment to visit Dr. Hb’s Confessions of a Bookaholic Tag 🙂

Happy reading!

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