Linotype, was Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Re: Analog Computers - General- Navy Computer- linotype
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> wrote:
>I bought a copy for my dad. It was interesting to see Albert Einstein at a keyboard.
> On 12/10/2012 05:42 PM, joshbensadon wrote:
> >> Linotypes are GLORIOUS. And positively revolutionary.
> > There's a new movie called Linotype the film that came out 2 months
> > ago, check it out. http://www.linotypefilm.com/
> I have a copy of it here. Good stuff.
There's a shop here in Toronto that deals in them. They are for the most part being exported to 3rd world countries. Hey, they still work right?
- On 12/15/2012 03:17 PM, Jeff Jonas wrote:
> I took calligraphy with Don Kunz my final year at The Cooper Union,Calligraphy is cool. I was interested in it years ago but never went
> so I considered typography an enemy or competition to the human touch
> of calligraphy (but I had no time for any courses from the <a
> href=http://lubalincenter.cooper.edu/>Lubalin typography center</a>).
> Sadly, my handwriting & calligraphy has deteriorated over the years,
> so I'm totally dependent on technology for word processing & web
anywhere with it, but I still love to see it.
> 2 of my AT&T co-workers were from Varityper, so they knew programmingNice. ;) I worked at a company about 23 years ago that did a lot of
> AND typesetting/typography. It was common to hear them complaining of
> the laser printer's awful fonts and ligature/kerning problems in
publishing work for large-scale directories and stuff like that. We did
our camera-ready output on a Varityper VT600. I loved that machine.
Its fonts weren't THAT bad...If you want bad fonts and awful-looking
output, look at the garbage generated by MS Word! I have bellybutton
lint that knows more about typography than those developers.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA