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I just clicked over to the Utne Reader for this post: Rare Photo of Early 20th Century Bloggers
Photo via the amazing Shorpy Historic Photo Archive.
I really love this post because it reminds me of being in Tracy Honn's letterpress class, when I would spend a few hours setting type and cranking Walter Hamady's Vandercook only to then go to the computer lab to write a paper. I remember the odd sensation of watching the letters appear immediately on my computer screen as I felt that I had instantly moved through space, time and history and updated technology that made all of those pieces of type and metal spring forth like magic. Maybe it was exhaustion, but it was a awe-inspiring moment. One that definitely infoms me as more of my work involves studying the changes that are taking place between ink and paper and bits of data and screens.
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