Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Galley rack & trays available for $50
- Dear Alex,
These ancient terms are "lost" if you don't work with them.
Best Wishes, and no fights,
alex brooks <alexbrooks@...> wrote:
When I was learning how to sail, and then when i was teaching other how
to sail, the question came up: why does everything have a silly little
name? There are no ropes on a boat, there are lines, sheets, halyards,
etc. The reason for this is - when you are sailing the difference
between this rope and that rope over there can be the difference
between life and death. So clear, exact, and concise communication is
very important - so you need a million names for everything.
I imagine that industrial letterpress shops were the same way - with
quite heavy forms, dangerous presses and guillotines, etc.
that being said, i don't think many of us face life or death in the
pressroom. even though I try to use all of the correct terminology, and
learn as much as i can, it seems like in a few years it will only be
important to historians and museums. These terms might die off like the
terms associated with common presses (does anyone using a vandercook
know the name of the string that a tympan/frisket rests on?) In the
same direction, I wonder if there are whole lexicons associated with
commercial lithography, etching, engraving, etc. that have been
completely lost today.
disclaimer - i don't really have an opinion one way or the other, so i
don't want to start a fight, these are just some thoughts i had
> Termology helps to communicate, but only between typographers, if[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> it's deteriorating to a sort of "latin-speach between doctores
> Than newcomers will have a hard time indeed.
> Language is for communicating, the internet we use too.
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- I don't pretend to be computer literate and am not cognizant of all the
phraseology of the computer world, but this discussion was about people who are
working in letterpress not using commonly understood traditional letterpress
terms. Should I ever venture into a computer discussion group, I would expect to
either know the language or to learn it pretty damn fast. I encountered the case
terms in the process of installing an Intuit product last night, and the little
box thing (I know, dialog box) did not have a technical description of what the
people who inhabit the halls and closets of Intuit call all the bits and pieces
of their product.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Lange" <bieler@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 4:24 PM
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Galley rack & trays available for $50
"password thing" :-)
Since we seem to be so very concerned about proper terminology, I
believe the correct term for an encryption process program interface
is "password generator."
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Fritz Klinke" <nagraph@f...> wrote:
> Even the computer people get "it"--passwords can be "case"
sensitive, as in
> uppercase or lowercase. I've yet to see a password thing say a
> "drawer" sensitive, so I would think those folks who are computer
> make the leap from passwords to type. Or am I assuming too much?
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