How the Invention of Paper Changed the World

http://www.bbc.com/news/the-reporters-38892687

I do love how this type of article causes one to rethink what they ‘know’ about history.

“Actually, you can quibble with Gutenberg’s place in history. The movable type press was originally developed in China. ”

It is a fascinating study to take a few minutes of your day and look around, see how many paper products you use every day.  It is equally as interesting to realize that though computers are still on the rise, paper has not gone away.  The idea of a paperless office is certainly fascinating, but I have to agree with this author when they say it might be coming, but it certainly is not here yet.

A good read for a brief history of paper, paper making, and printing.

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