The materials for this next discussion exercise will give yo
The materials for this next discussion exercise will give you a strong dose of technological determinism. Read the book chapter, watch the one-hour-long video (Iâ€™m sorry about the commercials), and answer the three questions below. 2 pagesBook link: â€œPunch and Counter-punchâ€Video link:In â€œThe Machine that Made Us,â€ many technological (i.e., mechanical) aspects of printing are discussed and shown on film. Why the focus on machinery and technology? Is this the best way to convince viewers that the printing press is historically important?How do the film and the book chapter represent the historiographic problem of missing evidence during Gutenbergâ€™s era?Of course, other types of pressures besides technology contributed to the story of printing and literacyâ€™s origins. Discuss either economic or religious factors (broadly speaking).