Yes, I went from listening to Joan Baez sing at our high school sock hops,
before she took up war protest songs, to a Secret clearance at Lockheed
working on the Polaris/Poseidon missile systems. But you see, we had many of
the manuals used by the submarine crews set on Monotypes at Holmes
Typography in San Jose, so hot metal was being used in the cold war. It gave
me great satisfaction that machines made in the 1920s and 30s were
supporting technology that could place a bomb down a chimney, and that was
35 years ago. I got stuck on letterpress back then and I'm still here and
all that stuff I worked on in the defense industry still cranks out jobs and
incomes, and stirred the great technological advances that we all enjoy, but
deride when it comes to our favorite toy, be it letterpress, steam engines,
or the fountain pen.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] I should be so insecure.... hummm
Fritz: If I had only know that you were single-handedly responsible for the
nuclear arms race and global warming, I would have gone offsett.
Cats out of the bag. There goes letterpress.
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