1783Re: New Thread (PPL)
- Jul 26, 2003
> If you are not a printer making multiple copies, you'd be aGerald-
> > That's the why of the invention of the process surely!
> > Graham Moss
>Not necessarily the why. There was, I believe, considerable incentive.
>Nicolas of Cues, a contemporary papal authority, was an advocate
>(pre-printing) for a mechanical method to replace the problem of
>corruption of text that was inherent in the copying process. Most of
>the copies of B42 were sold to the Church, and from what I understand,
>presold. The connection is thought to be Cues. Bit of an interesting
>creation of the idea of credit. Quite an amazing production in many,
Is there a typo here? Isn't this Nicolas of Cusa, the important
philologist? I didn't realize that he was credited (even putatively) with
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