Aug 01, 2022
In General Discussion
Before the invention of woodblock printing, copying a book was like hand-made udon noodles sold by a small stall. You could only copy it word by word, and those who wanted to eat it had to have great patience. The emergence of engraving printing is faster than manual copying, but it takes a lot of manpower and time to re-engrave a page every time a page is made. Later, Bi Sheng of the Song Dynasty invented movable type printing to overcome this difficulty, but the material was still unbearable to be used many times. Therefore, it was not until 1440 that Gutenberg in Germany optimized the printing popular database process and invented the casting box, alloy movable type, stamping type and grease. After the key elements such as ink, book printing has truly entered the "mass production" period, and the priceless knowledge can be quickly spread, a bit like instant noodles, you don't have to wait too long to eat! 2_Printing makes reading more "ready to eat" Germans with a great appetite for reading Seventy percent of Germans like to read, more than half buy books regularly, and one-third of them have the habit of reading every day? Recently, the power of "German reading" has been spreading wildly in Taiwan, which has also aroused our curiosity about German reading culture. For Germans, a statesman who had not read Goethe or Thomas was more inexcusable than not being able to do mathematics. For them, reading was a "pleasant distraction" that fostered independent thinking and passed the time. In Germany, which has the highest density of bookstores per capita in the world, not only bookstores can be seen everywhere, but the two major global book fairs in Leipzig and Frankfurt are also held in Germany.