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What were the immediate positive effects of Gutenberg's  printing press?

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In the early 1400s, Johannes Gutenberg debuted his movable type printing press. This caused a revolution in the distribution and preservation of knowledge in Europe.

The increase in the availability of books, and the corresponding decrease in the cost to acquire them, let to the widespread diffusion of knowledge which, in turn, has been credited with the onset of the Renaissance as ideas about technology and philosophy became more widely disseminated.

Further, the more widespread availability of the Bible...

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