28608Linotype, was Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Re: Analog Computers
- Dec 11, 2012There's a 'working' Linotype machine in the Print Shop at the Railroad Museum in Savannah, GA, just West of the historic 'downtown' district, East of I-95. If you ever 'happen' to go there, also check out the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum along I-95, with a B-47 Jet Bomber on a pedestal out front (visible from I-95). The Linotype keyboard was designed according to the letter frequencies in the English language; hence, the home row of keys reads, from left to right, as "ETAOIN SHRDLU" - same frequency sequence in Edgar Allen Poe's story, "The Gold Bug" and the development of the Dvorak Keyboatd arangement! (Also Ernest Vincent Wright's 50,000-word light novel, entitled, "Gadsby" - written entirely without the letter "E"!)
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