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- Burke, James, Richard Reisz, John Lynch, and Carl Davis. 2009. The Day the Sniverse Changed. New York, N.Y.: Distributed by Ambrose Video Pub (Episode 3, Matter of Fact: Printing Transforms Knowledge–if you can get past the leisure suits and sight gags, it’s worth watching)