Infographic on the History of Printing

The large contraption in the middle is a linotype composing machine from 1886. Wikipedia has a fascinating description of how it works.

The reference to a filmless system in the 1990s shows a Mac PowerBook that looks remarkably like Prometheus, my old 145B from my graduate school years. I still remember people talking about “camera-ready copy” in those days, though.

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