While typography wasn't all that much to write home about in the late
nineteenth, I'd hate to be quoted like this as I think the most
important events in printing history actually occured in the 19th
century, and basically set in motion most of what would occur in the
early twentieth. If it were not for the fairly simple event of a slide
lantern lecture in the late nineteenth century, we would not be here
discussing typography at all.
> And then there's the "what was worst" debate, what technology did
> damage? What's interesting to me is that it all seems to have gone
> as Gerald said, in the late 19th century, when things were still
> as they'd been for a few hundred years. Maybe because the technology
> stalled? "Instead of new technology, let's just make those thin strokes
> thinner?" Ach.