Re: Sickening stuff from Engineers

Subject: Re: Sickening stuff from Engineers
From: Jonathan Baker <jbaker2525 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com" <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:38:58 -0400

Hmmm...having also spent years fussing over type, the issue may be that
engineers aren't interface designers? Can anyone say RISD?

Jon

On Monday, August 29, 2016, <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com> wrote:

> I too am puzzled. What's the objection to the article? It strikes me a well
> written and well-illustrated. All in all, an exemplary bit of technical
> communication. No idea what is supposed to be sickening about it.
>
> Mark
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> Are you implying that the content of the article is somehow wrong or
> objectionable?
>
> I used to be a typesetter back in the day, using a DOS-based program to
> generate galleys for print production. Given how limited the options for
> finessing type were back then, I found this article pretty
> interesting/illuminating in terms of how to work with digital type for
> electronic media.
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> kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com <javascript:;>] On
> Behalf Of Steve Hudson
> Sent: August-28-16 12:12 PM
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> Subject: Sickening stuff from Engineers
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> https://medium.engineering/typography-is-impossible-
> 5872b0c7f891#.h6obkxudm
>
> Of course, I couldn't read that without a comment.
>
> To you guys, I will say this. This link contains high macabre comedy
> regarding how an engineer approaches typography. I need medicating
> urgently.
>
> Steve Hudson
> Word Heretic
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Sickening stuff from Engineers: From: Steve Hudson
RE: Sickening stuff from Engineers: From: Wright, Lynne
RE: Sickening stuff from Engineers: From: mbaker

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