RE: Sickening stuff from Engineers

Subject: RE: Sickening stuff from Engineers
From: "Rick Quatro" <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 07:19:30 -0400

Art AND science. That's why are rulers, guides, and measurement systems in
our design and layout software. That's why architects use ratios and
measuring devices, and why painters know about color theory and brush
composition. That's why I enjoy typography: I am a numbers guy and enjoy
that part of it, while still appreciating the aesthetics of good design and
layout.

I thought that the article sited was well-written and informative.

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc.
585-366-4017
rick -at- frameexpert -dot- com


-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+rick=rickquatro -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+rick=rickquatro -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf
Of Steve Hudson
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2016 4:37 AM
To: 'Wright, Lynne'; austechwriter -at- freelists -dot- org;
techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Sickening stuff from Engineers

I'm standing firmly on the side that says design and layout are ART, and
trying to present them, or reduce them to, a serious of equations is fraught
with failure. As my comment says, engineers should stick to stuff where
formulae rule, and leave the 'other stuff' to experts. Still, I am sure they
get equally a good giggle at code written by technical writers

-----Original Message-----
From: Wright, Lynne [mailto:Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com]

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.

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of Steve Hudson
Sent: August-28-16 12:12 PM
To: austechwriter -at- freelists -dot- org; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Sickening stuff from Engineers

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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