23. The Printing Press
- Invented By: Johannas Gutenberg In 1440
We all know that the man most responsible for the Printing Press in history was a man by the name of Johanass Gutenberg. He’d do this by using the Chinese movable block printing concept. He put this in the Printing Press design, allowing for set words that could almost stamp on. He simply switched it from Chinese symbols to German and eventually English lettering.
Gutenberg would invent the first version in 1440, which became wildly successful. It took off, eventually seeing many others in multiple languages. It also made it possible to copy books much faster, which took humans weeks to months to do accurately. The Printing Press could do this in less than a day. Eventually, the newspaper came out of this and the media popped up. To this day, we still call the media, “the press” in honor of the machine’s invention.