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  1. jeroen

    jeroen No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is Laurens Janszn Coster. The undeniable inventor of bookprinting, or at least undeniable when you're born and raised in the Dutch city of Haarlem like I am. I have no idea why the rest of the world keeps believing it was Johann Gutenberg who did the invention. Coster had his moment of genius when he carved a letter A out of a tree in the nearby park the Haarlemmer Hout. When the piece of bark fell into the sand he came up with the idea of how to print books. The rest is history :mrgreen:


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  2. digital flower

    digital flower No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's quite a story.
    Nice image. Good focus and the colors work well against the sky.
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know, I don't know... I still want to believe that "our" :)greenpbl: ) good old Gutenberg invented moveable lettering... Wanna fight? ;) ;) ;)

    Long-lens photo?
    I like it.
    And apparently you, too, have had (still have?) some wonderful weather of late, eh?
     
  4. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    Great shot, whether he managed it first or otherwise!!

    Rob
     

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