Stored on the hard disk of our DVD player are numerous documentaries that we have recorded over the last three or four years and not yet watched. Today I dipped in and cleared out Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press (12/Feb/09).
During the programme I learned one thing and laughed heartily at another:
- Vellum was originally made from the skin of a calf. There are vegetable-based versions now.
- No one knows what Gutenberg looked like. Or, as Stephen put it, …
Perhaps he looked like you. Or me. Unlikely. He would have been burned if he’d looked like me.