The Machine that Made Us

200856 mins

The printing press was the world’s first piece of mass-production technology. Its invention changed the world as dramatically as splitting the atom or sending men into space. It ignited a cultural revolution that shaped the modern age.

It changed the way our brains work, replacing a spoken culture with a written one. It is the machine that made us who we are today.

Take a trip with Stephen Fry to explore the story of the machine and the man who created it – Johann Gutenberg.