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Post by donroc » Sat October 25th, 2008, 9:26 pm

I suppose we should include the "inventor(s)" of the PC and the Internet. They have taken Gutenberg far beyond what we imagined when I was a child.

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Post by annis » Sun October 26th, 2008, 2:49 am

Another vote here for Gutenberg. Now he would make a great protagonist for a HF novel
I do know of at least one HF about Johannes Gutenberg
"The Justification of Johann Gutenberg", by Blake Morrison.

And in the strange but true category, there is even a musical about Gutenberg, called, er, "Gutenberg! The Musical!".

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Post by diamondlil » Sun October 26th, 2008, 5:35 am

Apparently you can make a musical out of just about anything.

There is one that is supposed to start here soon called Shane Warne; The Musical!

(Shane Warne is a pretty famous cricketer, so whilst some people on the board will know who he is, I know that a lot of people won't). He's also famous for his bad behaviour. I would expect to see lots of texting references in the musical, not that I will be going to see it.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun October 26th, 2008, 10:54 am

[quote=""annis""]I do know of at least one HF about Johannes Gutenberg
"The Justification of Johann Gutenberg", by Blake Morrison.[/quote]

And a very fine novel it is.

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Post by Ash » Sun October 26th, 2008, 3:34 pm

Was there a single inventor for the computer or for the internet? I always sort of imagined a group of people collaborating on it, or starting it and then others took off with it.

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