“Because Gutenberg’s press was based on the design of wine presses he had seen in his region of Germany, wine became his figure of speech for the impact he hoped his invention would have: Yes … it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams the most abundant and most marvellous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men! Through it, God will spread his Word. A spring of pure truth shall flow from it: like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance and cause a light hithertofore unknown to shine amongst men. 4” from “Understanding the Culture: A Survey of Social Engagement” by Jeff Myers


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