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  • B. Degnan
    ... I helped move to System Source in Baltimore years ago. The owner, Dave Roswell I believe got a week s training on the thing to operate it. You can visit
    Message 1 of 38 , Dec 10, 2012
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      > On 12/10/2012 11:06 PM, B. Degnan wrote:
      > > 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.
      >
      > You...what?!
      >
      > > Actually...delivered by 18-wheeler.
      >
      > Holy crap you had me going for a minute there!!
      >
      > -Dave

      I helped move to System Source in Baltimore years ago. The owner, Dave
      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.
      B
    • Dave McGuire
      ... Calligraphy is cool. I was interested in it years ago but never went anywhere with it, but I still love to see it. ... Nice. ;) I worked at a company
      Message 38 of 38 , Dec 16, 2012
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        On 12/15/2012 03:17 PM, Jeff Jonas wrote:
        > I took calligraphy with Don Kunz my final year at The Cooper Union,
        > 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
        > publishing

        Calligraphy is cool. I was interested in it years ago but never went
        anywhere with it, but I still love to see it.

        > 2 of my AT&T co-workers were from Varityper, so they knew programming
        > AND typesetting/typography. It was common to hear them complaining of
        > the laser printer's awful fonts and ligature/kerning problems in
        > troff.

        Nice. ;) I worked at a company about 23 years ago that did a lot of
        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

        --
        Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
        New Kensington, PA
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