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Started by Dave Hughes, September 11, 2023, 06:35:16 PM

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For those of you who couldn't make it to the Museum of Printing for this great discussion, here it is courtesy of Youtube.

QuoteThe panel "Shift Happens Meets etaoin shrdlu: A Discussion about Keyboards, Typewriters, and the Linotype" at the Museum of Printing had almost a full house.

The 1-hour session stretched to 90 minutes in a spirited discussion of the history and future of the keyboard and communication.

Left to right:
• Museum president and moderator Frank Romano.
• Doug Wilson's documentary, "Linotype: The Film," covers the personal and professional impact of the Linotype on the world.
• Jeff Jarvis is a professor at the City University of New York's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and a host of the podcast This Week in Google. His most recent book is "The Gutenberg Parenthesis."
• Marcin Wichary upcoming book is "Shift Happens," a two-volume textual and visual history of typing and keyboards.
• Glenn Fleishman is the author of "London Kerning," "Six Centuries of Type and Printing," and an upcoming book on how comics were printed. He's the editor of Shift Happens.

I found the whole thing highly entertaining. It's not all about keyboards, there were some great anecdotes from the newspaper and printing industries.

There was mention of a Monotype computer interface in part 1. An interface which I don't think has been covered in our forum discussion: Monotype Composition Caster Interface.

Doug Wilson revealed that his documentary "Linotype: The Film" was only called that because he couldn't think of anything better. His new book is in danger of being called "Linotype: The Book" unless someone can think of a better title.

Can anyone think of one?
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