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20Jan/11Off

Life before TeX

Posted by Graham Douglas

A colleague at work (thanks Steve!) e-mailed me a link to a marvellous collection of photographs showing typesetting, 1970s style. Enjoy them here.

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2Jan/11Off

Linotype: The Film

Posted by Graham Douglas

I just discovered a fascinating project, a feature-length documentary film centered around the Linotype typecasting machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1886. View a trailer and read more about it here Linotype: The Film.

To me, this reflects the sentiment of one of my favourite quotes, from Daniel Boorstin, who warned that planning for the future without a sense of history is like planting cut flowers.

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