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How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology, Tenth Edition by Timothy Edward Downs, Ron White

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Part 6: How Printers Put Data in Our Hands

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CHAPTERS

CHAPTER 21 HOW BLACK AND WHITE PRINTING WORKS

CHAPTER 22 PRINTING GUTTENBERG NEVER IMAGINED

From the earliest days the hands of printers have wielded a great power, the magical power to reproduce words a thousandfold.

—Helmut Presser

In the early days of personal computers, when people thought it was simply a revolution rather than a fundamental change in our existence, someone came up with the idea that all this computerized data would lead to the “paperless office.” We’ve entered the second century in which we have been using computers, and more trees than ever are giving their lives to produce ...

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