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You Learn Something New Every Day............Off Week Chatter........

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October 30, 2019 at 1:12pm

I am of the firm belief that the intelligent person learns something new every day, whether trivial, profound, or quite startling. For instance, I learned today that the Gutenberg Bible was technically NOT the first book printed with movable type! The printing press invented by Gutenberg did indeed have movable type, but high resolution image analysis concluded that the print in each Bible is unique, the product of one time use type set cast in sand, not metal! The first surviving book from metal typeface was printed in in 1377 in Chinese, by a Buddhist monk in Korea.

So what new idea or fact, trivial or profound have you learned today, in this off week?

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