Thursday, July 30, 2015

Enlightening errors …

… Laudator Temporis Acti: Humiliating Self-Exposures. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I tend to be amused by my own gaffes. One of my favorites occurred when I was arranging the first issue of the Intercollegiate Review. The fellow who managed the printing company showed me the various kinds of type available, one of which was called at the time "cold type." This was the early version of computer-generated type. It was not very impressive. It looked like something that had been mimeographed. So I took it upon myself to make an oracular pronouncement: "Not in my lifetime will computer type replace hot type." 
Ladies and gentleman, I was wrong.

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