The First Western Communication Revolution

(1451-1700)

1452 Metal plates used in Printing
1500 10 million copies of 35,000 books have been printed in Europe
1565 The Pencil is invented
1609 First Regularly printed newspaper appears in Germany
1631 French Newspaper runs classified ads
1650 Leipzig has a daily Newspaper
1689 Newspapers printed as unfolded broadsides