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Old 24-03-2018, 06:31   #46
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Guttengerg?????? The two t's are forgivable - but no excuse for the g.

I should have been more precise. GUTENBERG invented, or perfected, movable type which led to mass production of books.

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Considerable doubt exists about that. Seems the most one can say is that Gutenberg invented or refined a practical way of using metal moveable type to print text using the Latin alphabet.

If you're keen, look for a Canada/Republic Korea documentary called "Dancing with Jikji".

Story goes that a Buddhist temple in Korea printed religious texts with moveable metal type in 1377 (nigh on 80 years before Gutenberg). One text is called by the abbreviated title 'Jikji'. The only copy of volume 2 of that 1377 edition is in the National Library of France (should you be lucky enough to get to see it). Some Roman Catholic missionaries were in China and Korea. And they might have thought that this was a neat way to produce Catholic religious missives. Supposed to be letters, perhaps in the Vatican library, about technological transfer of moveable metal type to Europe. And a few attempts in Europe to do so. Until Gutenberg accomplishes the job (but funny how he perfected it in one or two trials, no? and did it so quickly, unlike say the struggles of the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison etc etc).

We all know the story about who writes history, no?
Indeed, most of things we are told seem to be different when you look closer, as Columbus was sort of one of the last to discover America, asi findings show that the Vkings have been there about 1000 years before him and even had a settlement.
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definitely NOT what I expected your answer to be
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Ah, MARMITE yes! I'll go for that too. So pleased to hear you don't go for that Vegemite crap they sell in OZ.
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This time of year? My electric blanket. & shore power...
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Also the memory foam topper on my berth mattress. OK, there's a pattern developing, I know..
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Did I mention the extra blanket ??
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Wasn't gonna post, but then romembered Millie, our 28 volt right angle drill motor with winch driver adaptor. A great saver of elderly joints and speeder upper for many winching tasks. Love her!

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I should have been more precise. GUTENBERG invented, or perfected, movable type which led to mass production of books.
Nonsene! Is your real name John Snow, Boatwright?

Gutenberg invented or perfected metal moveable type for printing using the Latin alphabet.

Several different Chinese can be credited with inventing or perfecting moveable type using other materials, such as wood or ceramic. And of course they, like the Korean Buddhist temple that produced Jikji, did so to produce books using the Han or Chinese ideograms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movable_type

Wooden moveable type still used now: https://ich.unesco.org/en/USL/wooden...of-china-00322
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How about a good set of sails.

And a Happy girlfreind.

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Two of the top items (best upgrades) we've did on our current boat are:

#1. Composting head. Complete freedom to roam, and huge space recovered for other stuff like kayaks.

#2. Our Force-10 cooker. It has made cooking at sea a real pleasure. I find that good food, especially hot food when it is stormy and cold, is a huge plus. This little cooker makes it a lot easier.
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A well built and functional wooden interior.
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Well made home food.
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Wine, bacon and the absence of my wife! She doesn't Sail so I sail solo
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