[LMB] OT: Older tech
WILLIAM A WENRICH
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Sat Jun 19 02:22:41 BST 2021
In the 7th and 8th grades I worked in the school print shop, manually setting type and feeding envelopes to the printer. Not an inkjet or xerox printer, a large mechanical printing press.
Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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>When I got to university, the student newspaper was printed on offset and we had proper typesetting and headlining machines. OTOH, the base technologies for layout were wax and paper and exacto knives. And God help you if you cut a piece of typeset copy one line too short and then lost that thin little piece of paper!
>-- Alayne McGregor
>alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Yes, but wax and paper and XActo knives is a POWERFUL concept. I
remember when I moved from Microsoft Word to Aldus Pagemaker back in the
1990s for producing a newsletter. It was a tremendous sense of freedom
once I climbed that mountain. Of course, the concepts were slow and
difficult and painful for me.
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