Re: old school

Subject: Re: old school
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 13:38:50 -0700

Wow, I used to work with the team that designed the UI. We all thought
it was the next wave. There shell never be another authoring language
like SandSkipt--it was pierless. Too bad it was scrubbed, but management
was at sea. They resisted being tide, and the Siren's song lured them
offshore. They Heyerdahl the help they needed and netted big prophets.
Dam. I shore miss the workplace, even though parking was a beach.

Aloha

quills -at- airmail -dot- net wrote:
> 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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