[rescue] New acquisition... (AIX)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Apr 4 07:38:16 CDT 2004

On Apr 2, 2004, at 9:17 PM, Steve Sandau wrote:
>>>>    I second this.  Word is a steaming pile of shit.
>>> Next to LaTeX or Frame, sure, but I've written more than a couple of
>>> 50-something page technical handbooks in Word.  Learning to use 
>>> templates
>>> and styles is a must for living with it sanely, as are the keyboard
>>> shortcuts.
>>   Dude.  Its printed output is pure shit.  My cat knows more about 
>> typography than Microsoft.
> Having been a typographer in the "old days" (Varityper photomechanical 
> machines to begin with) I'd have to agree. Actually, pretty much 
> nothing I have seen that runs on a PeeCee knows much about 
> typography...

   Mmmmm, Verityper.  I won a VT600 on eBay a few years ago but never 
did manage to go pick it up. :-(

   That also reminds me, I have a Linotronic L300 phototypesetter in my 
storage locker near St. Petersburg, FL.  It is looking for a new home.  
Any takers?  Obviously you'll have to pick it up.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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