I found this compelling article in the 18 June 1931 issue of The Beach (N.D.) Advance: It reads: SHEDDING NON-ESSENTIALS All India is gossiping over Mahatma Gandhi’s unprecedented action in laying aside his spinning wheel and his h. e-uloo SHRDLU EATOISHSHSHRD.–Boston Transcript. The article probably wasn’t run out of any newsman dedication to at least […]
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The Linotype Machine, 1915.
Above is the proto-blogger: a Linotype compositor. From the days of Gutenberg, publishing had been completed by assembling tiny chunks of metal with embossed letters on the top edge. The Linotype machine simplified the process by casting those metal letters in entire lines at a time, by means of a keyboard, ready to go to […]