RE: Good Old (Tech) Days....WAS "Can this career be saved?"

Subject: RE: Good Old (Tech) Days....WAS "Can this career be saved?"
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "'Pinkham, Jim'" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>, "'salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com'" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 20:08:07 +0000

That was where I used it. At the college newspaper. Back in the day.

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From: Pinkham, Jim [mailto:Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 3:49 PM
To: Cardimon, Craig; salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Good Old (Tech) Days....WAS "Can this career be saved?"

Ah, yes. I think we had one of those on the college newspaper back at
the beginning of the decade.

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Subject: RE: Good Old (Tech) Days....WAS "Can this career be saved?"

Compugraphic -- THAT was the machine I used back in graduate school. In
the late 1980s, I believe. Around 1987 or 1988.

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Subject: Re: Good Old (Tech) Days....WAS "Can this career be saved?"

In 1978 my boss showed me these remarkable 5-1/4" floppy discs, each
containing a few fonts comprising a typeface family. These were for a
Compugraphic typesetter. Ads were created with rubylith, clip art, glue
pots, X-Acto knives and waxing units. On Friday afternoons I'd change
from my role as a salesperson/rough layout artist to negative stripper
and aluminum plate burner, all destined for the Web (decidedly NOT the
www
variety) press.

In '86 I set myself up as an independent, PostScript-enabled, PC-based
electronic publishing house, centered around a hot-rodded AT-compatible.
This was back when FEW people-outside of the Palo Alto/Menlo Park elite
and company employees at Apple, Adobe, Aldus and QMS-considered DTP to
be truly viable, *especially* from a PC!

> Chris

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> At my first writing job, writers were to *write* and secretaries typed

> - that was a big uproar in the STC in those days. It was a big day
> when the company purchased a (I think) Word Star unit that the
> secretary actually got into like a cockpit to do the data entry and
> formatting. The output was a long thin strip maybe 3-4" wide that we
> put through a hot wax machine to be able to do our layouts and
pasteups.
>
> Am I really dating myself?
>
> -Becca
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Re: Good Old (Tech) Days....WAS "Can this career be saved?": From: Chris Morton
RE: Good Old (Tech) Days....WAS "Can this career be saved?": From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Good Old (Tech) Days....WAS "Can this career be saved?": From: Pinkham, Jim

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