Re: It's all Gutenberg's fault

Subject: Re: It's all Gutenberg's fault
From: Marilynne Smith <mrsmith -at- CTS -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 22:50:41 -0700

At 01:48 PM 5/18/96 -0700, David Blyth wrote:
>Robert Plamondon suggests that....

>>People who latched onto troff or RUNOFF or whatever in the '70s found
>>that the computer could help them create papers, manuals, and books,
>>but left them in the lurch as far as graphics were concerned.

>As a doddering old Troff expert, I have to agree. Troff itself does
>zip in the way of graphics. You had to use PIC. ;)
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I used to use PIC. I explained it as having a writer and an artist back to
back. The writer would have to tell the artist how to draw the picture in
terms of "right 20 picas, down 3 picas, left 20 picas, up 3 picas, etc." If
the writer described it correctly, the artist would be able to tell what
sort of a figure the writer had described, but it would not be beautiful.

Marilynne
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>But I was never left in the lurch.


>David (The Unbiased) Blyth
>Technical Writer & Web Site Designer
>Qualcomm

>The usual disclaimers apply - QUALCOMM isn't that crazy.

>Blodo Poa Maximus
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