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What was life like before the  invention of the Gutenburg Printing press, and how would people read; how would they get by?

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This is a great question. Johann Gutenberg was born in Mainz in 1398 and died in 1468. He is, undoubtedly, one of the most important people as he created the printing press, which has shaped the world. Before his invention, life was different to say the least. Let me offer a few points to give you a sense of life before...

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