WPC: Half and Half and Throwback Thursday
I took this photo while strolling along the street in Sevilla.
Throwback Thursday: The Birth of A Book is responding to Dr. Hb’s Confessions of a Bookaholic Tag.
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“
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.
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