Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

Speed Bump

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  1. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, over 1 year ago

    @GoldenRoya

    So who did invent a ‘book’?

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    From: “The World Book Encyclopedia”

    Published by:Field Enterprises Educational Corporation

    Volume 2

    Library of Congress Catalog Number: 63-7006

    The caption under a picture on page 377:

    " The World’s Oldest Known Book, the Diamond Sutra, was printed in China in 868. It is made up of seven sheets pasted together to form a 16 foot scroll."

  3. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    The first “bookie”.

  4. PICTO

    PICTO said, over 1 year ago

    I thought Melvil Dewey was the first “bookie”.

  5. Ronald Davis

    Ronald Davis said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    Thank you for another amazing fact. I would never have guessed that there is a whole world encyclopedia on the subject of books.

  6. wsmorris

    wsmorris said, over 1 year ago

    He should have made them swear on a Bible to bring it back.

  7. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, over 1 year ago

    Once Gutenberg met Dewey, everything finally “clicked”.

  8. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, over 1 year ago

    The first legal bookie Frank ’ Lefty ’ Rosenthal.

  9. Jonni Ponni

    Jonni Ponni GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Rian the book thief would always li when he ‘borrowed’ a book until he met Brabra. He could not li to her because she was the new librabraian

  10. MPeters

    MPeters said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    I’m don’t know who invented the “codex” type of book, like we use, but it goes way back. From Wikipedia: “The earliest surviving fragments from codices come from Egypt and are variously dated (always tentatively) towards the end of the 1st century or in the first half of the 2nd.” In the same article, it’s mentioned that the codex gained wide acceptance in Western culture in the 4th century. By Gutenberg’s time (born around 1398), scrolls were largely obsolete.

  11. MPeters

    MPeters said, over 1 year ago

    @GoldenRoya

    That came to my mind as soon as I saw this strip. What Gutenberg’s known for is making books more economical, so the average person could afford them.

  12. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    Marcus Valerius Martialis (commonly known in English as Martial) praises books in the form of pages of the same size bound together along an edge. He lived 40-104 AD. Scrolls can be much older, but are not what is usually thought of as a book. Scrolls date back to at least 2400 BC.

  13. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    dewey “the glom” decimal.

  14. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    guy named ross vegas.

  15. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    still not out in paperback.

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