Glas naroda (2): Gutenbergov tiskarski stroj
Čitatelj Floyd Nopants kaže:
Evo naletio sam na jednu dosta zanimljivu zanimljivu stvar na netu pa rekoh možda bi i druge posjetitelje vašeg bloga moglo to zanimati.
Pošto često posjećujem TED Talks web stranicu jer ima zbilja super prezentacija iz raznih područja znanonsti, naletio sam tamo i na jednu prezentaciju gospona Jay Walkera.
Link na video je: Jay Walker: A library of human imagination.
Negdje oko 0:01:15 počinje dio prezentacije u kojoj gospon Jay dosta lijepo i precizno objašnjava koji je stvarni razlog za veliki uspjeh tiskarskog stroja Johannesa
Gutenberga i u principu potvrđuje činjenicu koju RKC neće nikad priznati, a to je da se uglavnom bavi iznudom i prodajom straha u svrhu gomilanja bogatstva.
Nakon toga me djelovanje RKC nekako počinje neodoljivo podsjećati na onu dosta napadnu reklamu za Calgon: “Ili ćete kupiti Calgon ili će vam perilica riknuti…”
Dobar komentar na vrijedan prilog priči o motivima RKCa. Proporučam svima da pogledaju filmić (traje samo 7 minuta), a za one kojima čitanje engleskog ide bolje od slušanja, potrudio sam se napraviti i transkript zanimljivog dijela:
…but, what’s interesting about Gutenberg Bible in the dawn of this technology is not the book. You see, the book was not driven by reading. In 1455. nobody could read. So, why did the printing press succeed?
This is an original page of a Gutenberg Bible. So, you’re looking here at one of the first printed book using movable type in the history of Man, 550 years ago. We are living at age here at the end of the book, where electronic paper will undoubtely replace it, but why is this so interesting? Here is the quick story…
It turns out that in the 1450s the Catholic Church needed money and so the printed indulg… they actually hand-wrote this things called indulgences, which were forgivenesses on the pieces of paper that they traveled all around Europe and sold by the hundreds or by the thousands. They got you out of Purgatory faster. And when the printing press was invented, what they found was that they could print indulgences, which was the equivalent of printing money and so all of Western Europe started buying printing presses in 1455. to print out thousands and then hundreds of thousands and ultimately millions of single small pieces of paper that got you out of Middle-Hell and into Heaven. That is why the printing press succeeded and that is why Martin Luther nailed his 90 thesis to the door, because he was complaining that the Catholic Church had gone amok in printing out indulgences and selling them in every town and village and city in all of Western Europe.
Ponešto o govorniku, s gornjeg linka:
Jay Walker, curator of the Library of Human Imagination, conducts a surprising show-and-tell session highlighting a few of the intriguing artifacts that backdropped the 2008 TED stage.
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