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Few inventions are said to have changed human society more than the printing press. Invented by a German dude named Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, the printing press allowed for mass replication of the written word for the first time, replacing the traditional painstaking processes, generally handled by men (and religious men, no less), of copying texts by hand. Digital printing presses have begun yet again to revolutionize production of printed material, as they make it possible to economically print small volumes of books or other materials. If you are curious about how those old-fashioned movable type presses worked, though, you’re in luck. Bill Farmer gives a free public demonstration of the old-time printing press at the Special Collections Library on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:30pm. (Alisa Valdes)Special Collections LibraryPrinting Press Demonstration
- City on the Edge
City on the Edge is a breezy, smart podcast looking at the stories from Albuquerque history that have often been overlooked. Each episode takes a deep dive into a topic like the 1955 crash of TWA flight 260, Sandia Man or the 1918 quarantine. Worthwhile listening that will spur your curiosity about things you didn’t even know about in the city where you live. It’s free and available wherever you get your podcasts. (Clarke Condé)