Guttenberg is truly remarkable. It has the best of many worlds. It has held onto its peace and quiet, its low crime rate and its clean streets. It offers a variety of civic and educational programs to its people. Most essential goods and services, as well as several good restaurants and interesting shops, can be found within its borders. If its residents want something else, they travel a short distance to a major city, seaside or mountainside. Guttenberg is a town with an interesting history. It has developed into a community which occupies a place in a highly developed urban megalopolis, while still maintaining its stability and caring small town atmosphere. Natives and former residents of Guttenberg now live in various parts of the state and beyond, but all have a warm spot in their hearts for "good little Guttenberg." From government officials to teacher to shopkeeper to man or woman-on-the-street, all say the most significant change in Guttenberg during the past 25 years has come by way of its population. While the town provides a safe, friendly, comfortable environment for its citizens, its citizens personally grow and make the town a better place for all.
Before 1450, the life was local and it was depended on the direct personal experience. The information was stored by means of memorísticas techniques and it transmitted thanks to the trovadores, it was a time in which very little people knew to read or to write. The written transmission of information was made in the monasteries where monks cotracks reproduced the books that they had to his disposition. Nevertheless, these books were not disclosed but that were lost inside the monasteries. After the passage of the plague, the population and the European economy recovered. Towards end of century XIV a great increase in documents took place written thanks to the commerce and the paper. The writers no longer were exclusively religious. In 1493, Guttenberg, goldsmith of profession, invented the press of movable types and for the first time, the document reproduction was simple and effective. One of the first that they used of massive form new invention was the Church, that took advantage of it to print indulgences and, of step, to gain much, much money. But the day 30 October of 1517, Lutero protested by this corruption and the general decay of the Church. Thanks to the press, the manifesto of Lutero was in favor of all Europe in very just a short time. The press houses became centers of interchange of new ideas. The press saved to many works of the forgetfulness producing very many copies. It was the beginning of a revolution that made available worldwide great amounts of information, and this information could resist with the reality producing, as well, new information. The new dictionaries were imprimieron fixing the grammars, the technical books were in charge to propagate the new knowledge and the time of FIAR of the memory had finished. The libraries triggered the classification and the interrelation between many ideas that were believed unconnected. The reality no longer was definitive, comprobable through the own experience, but fluid, changing and transitory.
Javier, Lorena, Esperanza y Mario