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Nikolaus Wasmoen is a Ph.D. student in the English Department of the University of Rochester. His research interests include American Literature of the 20th Century, Poetics, Cultural Studies, and Literature and Technology. Nikolaus moved to Rochester from New Haven, Connecticut, where he earned his B.A. in English from Yale University. Nikolaus grew up in a town noone has ever heard of in South Dakota.


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"While the shift from a scribal to print culture revolutionised culture, politics, and economics in early modern Europe, it was near-invisible to early readers (Eisenstein). Early printed books were the same books printed in the same way; the early press was conceived as a ?mechanical scriptorium.? Shown below, Gutenberg?s black-letter Gothic typeface closely reproduced a scribal hand. Of course, handwriting and type were easily distinguishable; errors and irregularities were inherent in relatively unsteady human hands." -Benjamin Mako Hill Malmesbury
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  Luke O.  says:
Posted on Thu, 5 Feb 2009 4:31 PM CST by Luke O.
  Rachel L.  says:
Nikolaus - this video is a GREAT response to Gaur - thank you!
Posted on Thu, 5 Feb 2009 11:38 AM CST by Rachel L.
  Hilarie L.  says:
Thanks for hosting last night! We all had a great time!! =)
Posted on Sat, 17 Jan 2009 12:46 PM CST by Hilarie L.

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