The introduction of printing machines in two successful firms in the decades around 1900 is followed and explained in the context of the quickly expanding market for different kinds of information: newspapers and books in the case of Sijthoff, administrative forms for central and local government and schools in the case of Samsom. The innovations reflect and elucidate of one aspect of modernization: the emergence of an information society.

information market, innovation, printing press
Alpha Base
978-90-73803-02-2
hdl.handle.net/1765/10834
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

van Lente, D. (2001). Mechanisering en modernisering. Alpha Base. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/10834