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Agenda Item: “Printing allows both errors and truths to circulate.” - Eisenstein, pg 124.

There is definitely a benefit that printing offers us in order to remedy mistakes or errors in any given textual document. If one person made an error it was true that many people would see it, but the same went for corrections. It seems to me that the printing of an error in a text such as the “wicked Bible” would be remedied right away because of the intense fear that ruled how people viewed religion back then. Today if there is a mistake in a certain edition of a book we often have to wait several years for the release of a new edition with the correction in it. Although I do think that making errors in a religious text would be something of great concern and even offense if it was not remedied promptly.

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