Linotype was a machine that automated the typsetting process.
I've been looking into this recently, as I can clearly see what it does, and how useful that is, but... how does it do it?
Others feel the same, and in just the last couple of years, they are making a whole film about Linotype. http://vimeo.com/user4747369/videos
Which is where I got this one from, but only put out a couple of weeks ago.
I think there's a darn fine story to be told here.
"Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the
Linotype typecasting machine. Called the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by
Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells
the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype
and how it impacted the world"
Interestingly, I was on the train last week looking up the Wikipedia on Linotype using a Samsung Galaxy Ace phone. The article downloaded at high speed and then crashed the handy so hard I had to take the battery out and reboot. A message from the technology grave perhaps.
Looks like I'm ahead of the curve here, film comes out next month -
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