Re: RE: old school

Subject: Re: RE: old school
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Hemstreet Deborah" <DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 14:56:18 -0500


WE had to write 500 page manuals in the sand and keep the sea from erasing them.

I only wish we had a permanent copy.

;)

Scott

On Mon 08/05/19 10:39 , "Hemstreet, Deborah" sent:
> What about...
>
> I chiseled 50 pages on stone in a huge cave and we had to carry them to
> the distributor on our tame brontosaurus?
>
>
>
> D
>
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> echwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- comSubject: Re: old school
>
> OK, on this type thing, I think I can claim to be the
> dinosauriest. I was a commercial art major. I learned
> how to cast off and justify type by hand. I had a
> slide rule and things like Jeppesen flight plotters,
> that were designed to give you a quick solution on how
> much space to allow between a lower case Caslon m and
> an upper case Bodoni bold W.
>
> Yes, X-Acto knives, rubber cement, rule tapes...heck,
> I had projects where we had to use rub-on dry transfer
> lettering to create the heads and subheads because
> none of the machines would print large enough.
>
> I took a couple of classes in drafting. We had to
> learn how to use different hardnesses of pencil leads
> for different line widths. For inking drawings, we
> used ruling pens that had to be charged with liquid
> ink by using a sable brush. When I bought a set of
> Rotring drafting pens and saw the incredibly clean
> lines they produced, I was in hog heaven.
>
>
> --- Beth Agnew beth
> -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca> wrote:
> > As a student I worked on
> the> college paper doing
> > exactly that - typesetting with the Justowriter
> and> then pasting up the
> > camera ready copy by waxing the back of each
> story> and placing it on the
> > layout sheets. For copyfitting we used an
> EXacto> Knife to cut the copy.
> > We had rolls of rules (lines) in various sizes
> and> laying them straight
> > was always a bit of a challenge. Cutting and
> pasting> -- pshah, the young
> > whippersnappers today don't know how good they
> have> it!
> >
> > Later as a communicator in the military I used
> a> typing reperforator to
> > create paper tape in Murray code. In those
> early> days as a writer I also
> > worked on low-budget newsletters where we
> did> typewriter justification
> > -- manually adding spaces between words and
> > sentences to justify the
> > text. That meant typing it at least twice, or
> more> if you counted wrong.
> > I also used to buy rolls of 3-ply teletype paper
> to> run through my
> > typewriter (a Remington manual, if you please).
> 1> original and 2 copies
> > from one pass through the machine, and since it
> was> a roll I never had
> > to stop to insert a new sheet of paper. The
> paper> was colored green,
> > yellow and pink, but it was perfect for
> drafts.> Again with the cutting
> > and pasting to get the final story, at which point
> I> typed up a pristine
> > version on white paper for submission.
> >
> > Which I then had to deliver by hand, walking
> uphill> in a snowstorm.
> > --Beth
> >
> > Jessica Weissman wrote:
> > > Did anybody use a Friden Justowriter, which
> let> you type copy on one
> > > machine which created a paper tape with
> punched> holes. You then fed
> > > that tape through a reader attached to
> another> machine, which in turn
> > > produced justified camera-ready copy.
> > >
> > > Setting copy on one of these was my first job
> out> of high school.
> > >
> > > - Jessica
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