Other disseminated works include the Histories, philosophical works, encyclopedias, collections, and books on medicine and the art of war.
The image is engraved onto this cylinder and ink is applied. One can argue a variety of other major and minor unintended consequences, but these two absolutely dominated their respective intended consequences and arguably helped bring the European nation-states to world power.
Wood engraving uses wood with no grain showing to achieve fine detail, and plastic is often used instead of the wood.
There is some evidence to suggest that these print blocks made from non-wood materials, possibly tinlead, or clay. Eleventh century A Chinese man named Pi-Sheng develops type characters from hardened clay, creating the first movable type.
It was possible for publishers to solicit corrections and contributions from readers who, from their own experience, would send back a report—and this was common practice.
Parallel 2: Enabling Changes in How We Manipulate Knowledge At this point, I am supposing that: networked computers are here to stay; they represent a change in communications many-to-many unlike any we have seen since the printing press one-to-many ; the printing press had profound implications for society; and parallels between the changes brought about by these two advances in communications media will help us better appreciate the potential for societal change from networked computers.
As with packet switching, the WWW was developed by physicists at the European Particle Physics Laboratory for a narrow, specific problem creating a unified hypertext markup language HTML  network for high-energy physicists working in a variety of locations internationally.