Re: Linotype, was Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Re: Analog Computers - General- Navy Computer- linotype
> On 12/10/2012 11:06 PM, B. Degnan wrote:I helped move to System Source in Baltimore years ago. The owner, Dave
> > I helped rescue a linotype for the System Source vintage computer
> > collection
> > vintagecomputer.net/linotype/
> > I had to disassemble to get into my car, took five trips. It took me
> > almost two hours to re-assemble and run a few test prints. More
> > complicated that they look.
> > Actually...delivered by 18-wheeler.
> Holy crap you had me going for a minute there!!
Roswell I believe got a week's training on the thing to operate it. You
can visit the place to see it in the middle of the exhibit area.
- 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