a short history of typesetting


steve jobs makes a lot about the fact that the mac os looks so nice because he attended only one class in college, the one about fonts.

some of this stuff really sounds heroic. going through all previously typeset editions of journals which had typographical excellence, and then defining precisely the parameters needed to maintain proportional spacing which looks easy on the eye.

thank you.


anw, it seems like the new cool thing in IT is how we interact with our appliances. well, it's not that cool, i mean, it's out on the wii, say, and with the iphone/ipod touch.

but i notice that the tablet pc died out... i think it was not priced very well. but i know it's becoming mainstream because this year the election coverage, everyone was manipulating these screens dragging and dropping stuff with their fingers.

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