A History Lesson for Today’s Printing Industry
“Little attention is given to the roots of the printing industry and its impact on today’s knowledge and learning,” writes Cal Poly Professor and former in-plant manager Dr. Ken Macro in a new article for the Graphic Communication Advisors Group.
Focusing on 17th century printer, Joseph Moxon, Macro suggests that it “might be refreshing to many to sit back and take in our industry’s history to understand the important role that printers and publishers play today, because it has not changed for the past 500 years, and may not change for the next 500 years.”
Macro, former chair of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, teaches courses in management and entrepreneurialism, but he is also an avid bibliophile with an affinity for printing history.
“For over 500 years, printers have been the harbingers of knowledge,” he writes. “Yet, for all the knowledge that has so diligently been captured on the page, why is so little accolade placed at the feet of those trade workers?”
Read Macro’s complete article here:
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