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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> wrote:
> > When you land that machine, if you ever need any parts that you can'tIf you ever do need to order from them and would like to save on shipping, please don't hesitate to ask me. I drive by that part of town on a monthly basis and I'm crossing the border at Niagra Falls every 3 months or so. If there's no hurry and saving money is on your mind, I'd be happy to help. I'm sure shipping from within the US would be a lot cheaper than it coming out of Canada.
> > find, try their website at www.donblack.ca
> Recorded for future reference. Thanks!
- 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