It's amazing to find those little bits of history that people don't recognize happened because a better more popular system occurred later on. How did you get to this blog? Look down. I bet you used a keyboard at some point, am I right?
A keyboard is nothing more than an evolved printing press. A printing press is an evolved stamp... all the way till you get to handwriting. Except not quite. For decades people have hailed the Gutenberg press and the first modern printing press. WRONG, SO WRONG.
The Chinese had been doing it way earlier.
The Chinese printing block is a feat of design when considering it was designed and in use hundreds upon hundreds of years ago