Re: Inkjet/Letterpress Paper
- --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@...>
> Hi Barbara
>>it's an allegorical poem, largely fictional, on the
> >development of the written language, beginning with cave drawings and
> >culminating with movable type.
> Sounds perfectly wonderful ;-)
> Why does it end with moveable type, though? Aren't bitmaps still
> performing the same function?
> (all digital type is eventually a bitmap, whether high or low
That's exactly why I ended with movable type. Conceptually we haven't
gone beyond that. I think where we're headed is full-circle: back to
speech, with the strides that are being made in software that reads
text aloud to us.
>>The challenge I have made for myself is this: the illustration foreach letter must be in a
> >typeface whose name begins with the letter, AND the typefaces must benon-overlapping sets) ;-)
> >in chronological order according to when they were designed.
> I think you may have just defined an empty set (ie two
> It's extremely unlikely that you can satisfy both of theseconditions, as well as basic design constraints.
> Allowing that there are now perhaps as many fonts as atoms in thegalaxy, there will nonetheless be 99.9999% which are perfectly
useless, even if they by chance are sequential and in alpha sort order.
Exactly right! That's why I completed the first draft in 1999 and it's
still not finished. But I'm hopeful. There's Arrighi for A. That's as
far as I've gotten. :-)
If I must eventually sacrifice one criterion for the other, I'll choose
to use the alphabetical one, since the parents can say to their
children, "This kind of letter is called "Arrighi," and the children
can better remember it. There will be an appendix for the parents that
gives a brief description of each typeface, including the date of its
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- Hi Lisa,
I don't happen to agree. I think he was a blow hard who happened to have
influential friends that got his work preserved. His writings remind me
very much of the mindless blogs that clutter the internet today.
Usually they are written by people who, for some unknown reason, think
their opinion is more valuable than anyone else's. He was the Britney
Spears of his generation. Our opinion of his era has been shaped by his
scatological ramblings and I, for one, think more of the general
populace than that. Perhaps I am a romantic.
Lisa Davidson wrote:
> I don't get the Pepys reference. Is he not a wonderful source, or do
> you mean he's just not contemporary?
>>> The thing to remember is that blogging has been going on for
>>> but only those important enough to be re-read have been printed.
>> I am
>>> referring, of course, to diarists, a wonderful source of
>>> material for historians, Samuel Pepys aside <grin>.
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