The 02/06/13 Joy Jar

5 Feb

Moi is a member of the Seattle Free Lances which is a writer’s group based in Seattle. She works on membership for the group. One of her duties was to oversee a directory for the group. That task is finished and the directory has been published and ready to be distributed. Looking at the directory, one can trace the printed word from Gutenberg to those high tech laser printers which produce all sorts of materials. The printed word allows people to share information, knowledge, silliness or whatever. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the printed word.


Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.
Henry David Thoreau


The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
T. E. Lawrence


We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.
Lawrence Clark Powell


Writing or printing is like shooting with a rifle; you may hit your reader’s mind, or miss it – but talking is like playing at a mark with the pipe of an engine; if it is within reach, and you have time enough, you can’t help hitting it”

Oliver Wendell Holmes


The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the compass, gunpowder, and printing

Jonathan Swift


What these critics forget is that printing presses in themselves provide no guarantee of an enlightened outcome. People, not machines, made the Renaissance. The printing that takes place in North Korea today, for instance, is nothing more than propaganda for a personality cult. What is important about printing presses is not the mechanism, but the authors.”
Jaron Lanier,
You are Not a Gadget


What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.”

Wendell Phillips




One Response to “The 02/06/13 Joy Jar”

  1. Lynn Severance February 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Love your quotes here and on your other “Joy Jar” posts!

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