problem with type in magazine

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Re: problem with type in magazine

Post by Seven.FFF » Thu May 17, 2018 9:29 pm

The early type-ins were usually atrocious "scans" (primitive photocopies? actual photographs?) of user printouts where the ribbon had dried out, or there was a roller slippage going right across a line. Even if you typed it in accurately, half of it was often undecipherable!
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Re: problem with type in magazine

Post by Nomad » Fri May 18, 2018 3:13 am

With the early magazines, sure - A lot of times its just a guy with a camera taking photos of a screen. :lol: I think it took a few years for these magazines to hook up with printers that could handle the job.

The goldmine is the letters section. The amount of salt/bitterness is fabulous. Programmers tearing strips off each other, customers complaining about companies and getting published because the company in question didn't buy advertising that month in the magazine :lol:.
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