magazine considers Johan Gutenberg's first press printing of the
Bible to be the top event in it's "100 Events of the Millenium"
list. Good God, that's darn high! Obviously, printers take a certain
pride in this recognition, and as a "valued" member of the
"Brusco Printing Dynasty" all I can say is,
"huh?" I showed one of the old timers here at APT a copy
of the article, which included a picture of that first press, and he
exclaimed, "I ran that press!
Acorn's Event of the Millenium
please: My top event of the Millenium is the first time I trapped
the wily beaver, December 1975. She lived across the street from
Detective Boobs. We were "in Love" and nature took it's
natural course (thank god!). Ironically, her father was a detective,
and he was sore indeed when he spotted me leaving his humble abode
breathing hard, tucking and my shirt into my pants, and generally
beaming like the full Moon. Barry Manilow's "Mandy" was
playing softly in the background during this Millennial event, can
you believe it? The room lit only by the stereo dial, and the kisses
were gentle and exploratory. I must say,
I was a stud then, and damn it, I'm still
the same. And the beaver, the beaver is wilier than ever. There is a
"super genus" of the
"beaver beavorous" family that just refuses to be trapped
by a lowly Acorn. It's been a mighty long day indeed today.
of the Bible?
rationale is as follows: In 1455 there were fewer than 30,000 books
in the world, by 1500, there were over 9 million. Life contends that
"Gutenberg's efforts help to accelerate the Renaissance and
fuel the Protestant Reformation. Without Gutenberg, the industrial
and political revolutions of the succeeding centuries would never
have taken place."
read more than a few pages of the Big Book, but I would say that
I'm glad we have BOTH a Bible and
electricity. So in a sense, it wasn't just
the printing of the Bible, per se, but the technological advance of
movable type that earns printing this