Bennett (1951) mentions the words of James Watson, and says that the world had never had an innovative idea till Gutenberg invented the printing press.
Besides, he states that “everyone knows, that, without this marvelous art, the studies, labours, and works of great men, would have been of no use to posterity” (85).
There are thousands upon thousands of books at any university library.
Some of those books are newer than others; some are thicker; some are about history, geography, economics, or engineering.
The invention of the printing press was one of most notable inventions from the last millennium because it brought very important changes and accomplishments in the whole world that we can still see now.
The invention of the printing press cut the costs of books and multiplied the output.
In addition, Kreis (2000) reports that the most important progress of science, technology and scholarship is to spread knowledge in a very fast way, and to preserve it.
The invention of the printing press started the “information revolution”, and it is similar to the invention of the internet.
It is incredible to think how it is possible to have so many books available for us, and we can have access anytime we want.
Many centuries ago books were very different from modern books.