Re: Linotype, was Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Re: Analog Computers
- On Dec 11, 2012, at 10:06 PM, LarryS wrote:
> There'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"!)
> Season's Greetings to all!
> Larry Schear
I did not know that about the Railroad Museum in Savannah. I have a
second home down there, so I'll have to check that out! And +1 for
the Mighty 8th AF Museum, which is a stone's throw from my favorite
Cracker Barrel restaurant at I-95 exit 102. That B-47 is pretty cool.
73 de Ray
- On 12/11/2012 10:20 PM, Ray Sills wrote:
> I did not know that about the Railroad Museum in Savannah. I have aI ate at that very Cracker Barrel two weeks ago!
> second home down there, so I'll have to check that out! And +1 for
> the Mighty 8th AF Museum, which is a stone's throw from my favorite
> Cracker Barrel restaurant at I-95 exit 102. That B-47 is pretty cool.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA