What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
Ever since the arrival of printing - thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people's minds - people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language.
Every technology including the printing press comes at some price.
TV is bigger than any story it reports. It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.
I never really hated any particular sport but out of all the sports I used to prefer the team games to running and sprinting and those types of things.
Since the printing press came into being poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man it has become the amusement and delight of the few.
The three great elements of modern civilization Gun powder Printing and the Protestant religion.
And you can't have a prosperous economy when the government is way overspending raising tax rates printing too much money over regulating and restricting free trade. It just can't be done.
The poster boy for our superabled future is Oscar Pistorius an increasingly famous South African sprinter who happens to have had both of his legs amputated below the knee. Using upside down question mark-shaped carbon fiber sprinting prosthetics called Cheetah blades Mr. Pistorius can challenge the fastest sprinters in the world.
I knew I was going to be a journalist when I was eight years old and I saw the printing presses rolling at the Sydney newspaper where my dad worked as a proofreader.
I think my printing to this day looks like the printing right out of a comic book. Actually I always wanted to be in a comic book. I watched cartoons when I was a kid too and both comics and cartoons lit fire in my imagination. This realm holds a lot of interest for me a lot of passion for me. So to be comic-ized yeah that's cool.
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
I have several computer companies. One of them I have a program for wide-format printing. I have a beauty program. So I have several different programs that I own for printing.
One already feels like an anachronism writing novels in the age of what-ever-this-is-the-age-of but touring to promote them feels doubly anachronistic. The marketplace is showing an increasing intolerance for the time-honored practice of printing information on paper and shipping it around the country.
We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them however has not changed.