Watch Stephen Fry, "The Machine that Made Us"
What was the first book ever printed? What did this book represent for readers at the time?
How do you think this feeling compares to how we feel about printed books now? Is there another technology that might be more comparable?
What's a one-pull press?
What kind of press first inspired Gutenberg?
Did Gutenberg put his printing press together by himself? Who else helped him?
How did the Black Death impact Gutenberg's work?
What is a punch? How was it made?
Why was Gutenberg's "type mold" so revolutionary?
What is vellum? Were all early Bibles printed on this? Why/why not?
Watching the making of the sample page, how many people do you calculate were needed in a print shop? What might have been their roles?
What did you make of the actual, historical Bible Fry looks through the end of the video? What are some significant differences/similarities between that book and our modern books?
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