How did the printing press transform human knowledge?

How did the printing press transform human knowledge?

No later than the fourth day of the academic week, please respond to this thread by writing a thorough and thoughtful 3800 word essay that answers the following question:

How did the printing press transform human knowledge? How do you see the necessary simplicity of oral communication affecting the depth of understanding that people had about the news, so to speak? How would the fact that most information about the world, most news, came from the pulpit affect the transmission of this information to villagers and townspeople? How did the printing press change this?

Your Initial Post is expected to be a 300 word prose essay, with a thesis statement and 2-5 paragraphs supporting and explaining the thesis. Remember to base your response on information and analysis from the readings. Cite the required readings at least 3 times, and cite broadly from a broad range, not the same reading 3 times. Note: Maps count as readings. Explain what you learned in your own words, and do your best to synthesize the authors’ analyses into your own original analysis; do not rely exclusively on quotations from the readings to make your points. Please change the title of your post to something unique. 

Note:

Please use required readings

Please post complete references in APA style

https://www.asme.org/topics-resources/content/johannes-gutenberg

http://www.webexhibits.org/sciartperspective/index.html

http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item99816.html