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Johannes Gutenberg (1397-1468) invented movable type print. After that, the printed word became widespread. Project Gutenberg is named after the character because the widespread availability of the printed word had philosophical liberation ramifications in the long run. People who read a lot tend to make their own minds up rather than just follow what the government tells them to think.