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Sunday, March 30, 2008

On Typography

Garr writes about typography. This brings to mind all sorts of experiments we did during the early days of personal computer typography. We linked early and limited character sets to early desktops, and because there were no printers that could be used to generate results, used plotters to construct originals and copied the plots. We were still engineers, so there was not much art in the output, but it looked like art to us. The broad point the article makes is one I have heard in other domains, once you give amateurs the ability to execute, the overall level of the art drops. Maybe, but I think it's worth it. The article includes some useful links and resources if you would like to raise the bar.

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