Tuesday, 10 May 2016


I decided I wanted to watch a documentary, and searched on YouTube... after seeing some silly things and trying for terms that fit my whim, I eventually found this one on Linotype machines.

This was the state of the art at the time, and even then there were advancements, see at the end about modernisation already in place.

And yet, now they seem positively quaint. Having to set up rows of letters and then moving on to the next stage... hopefully they could recycle the plates, otherwise there's a lot of lead still lying around.

While looking around I saw a few other documentaries I might indulge in. With so much on YouTube, there's no way to run out of things to watch.


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