Mixed-up type

Subject: Mixed-up type
From: Fred M Jacobson <fred -at- BOOLE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1993 14:38:04 PST

> ...

> Our shop (we learned to hand set type in a mandatory class called
> "industrial arts") teacher in high school had a neat remedy for
> cut-ups: they got to sort all that mixed-up type after class...

> Jack Shaw
> ...

I remember from my Print Shop class in high school that "mixed-up
type" is called "pied." My dictionary defines "pi" or "pie" as a
bunch of scrambled type. Origin unknown. And, yes, sorting type
is a pain. Just learning to distinguish "b," "d," and "p" took
a couple of weeks!

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