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TIL (click to go to the thread, which probably has more interesting tidbits I missed). Bonus:



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TIL (click to go to the thread, which probably has more interesting tidbits I missed).

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storming-around reblogged with comment14 hours ago

Yay for type history!! Post

for-eever-and-eever reply to this Photo1 day ago

@charliethechocolateeater The big letters would be called capital letters. I'm not sure about small letters though. But 'capitalised', i.e., upper case letters are called capital letters

1 day ago
alittlebitridiculous reblogged with comment2 days ago

My dad would have loved this entire post. Post

charliethechocolateeater reblogged with comment3 days ago

Wait... what did they call uppercase and lowercase letters before the type writer? Post

mishab-abernathy reblogged with comment4 days ago

Finally noticing us <3 Post

neckspike reblogged with comment6 days ago

Word processors revolutionized typing in chinese and japanese. An analog typwriter for those languages was operated by moving a lever around a huge selection diagram and punching them one at a time, and any characters not available? Tough shit. Electronic word processors could hold many times more characters and offer you likely candidates as you typed. Post

heckyeahponyscans reblogged with comment6 days ago

Actually Cut & Paste / Copy & Paste were popularized by computers with word processing programs.  You wouldn’t want to literally cut out and glue words onto paper--that would look terrible and unprofessional.  Instea people had whiteout and correction tape. Post

i-dreaminwords reblogged with comment7 days ago

@welcomehellothere Post

blue-summer-sky reblogged with comment7 days ago

best post ever Post

thestraightrazor reblogged with comment8 days ago

Sigh, and a lot of this stuff isn’t “that old” because I didn’t need to read it to know I’ve seen it…and watched it change in my life. Post

lenaleaderoftheresistance reblogged with comment9 days ago

This is really interesting but the word “case” does also mean “case” in English Post

eternally-indecisive reblogged with comment9 days ago

This is the kind of random ass knowledge I enjoy learning. Post

f1nches reblogged with comment9 days ago

I remember return. Those were the days Post

dj-fiorini reply to this Photo10 days ago

i cant wait for my 6 year old cousin to ask about the camera icon on a phone and i'll spontaneously wither into nothingness

10 days ago
caliartscholar reply to this Photo10 days ago

learned all this in Art school and those were glorious times <3

10 days ago
morelifeangel reblogged with comment10 days ago

So many of these blew my mind. Post

jaywrites101 reblogged with comment11 days ago

That screeching, crushing sound you just heard was my brain trying to process so much history and compartmentalize it into my worldview. Post

peanutpauper reblogged with comment11 days ago

They know useless knowledge and I think that's very sexy of them Post

mlmiii reblogged with comment11 days ago

Carriage returns are still a thing in Windows computers: if you look at items 10 and 13 on an ASCII table, you’ll see LF and CR, for Line Feed (move the typewriter paper up one line) and Carriage Return. Most OS’s only use one, but Windows decided it needed both, so if a program writes to command prompt and only uses CR, it writes on top of the old output.  Post

wopersonal reblogged with comment11 days ago

reading that, I actually just heard that (carriage return) noise in my head. Post

poutinefiend reblogged with comment11 days ago

@thepookainthehat Post

supagramp reblogged with comment11 days ago

!!!! Post

manyofnine reblogged with comment11 days ago

🤯 Post

d3ada5tronaut reblogged with comment13 days ago

Uppercase (sometimes called caps or capitals) and lowercase are technically named Magiscule and Miniscule. Post

murakel reblogged with comment13 days ago

That last bit is why the symbol on the Enter/Return key is an arrow that goes a little bit down and all the way to the left, because that's what the typewriter does - pushes where you're typing down a line and all the way left to the start of a new line. Post

littleplasticspaceship reblogged with comment14 days ago

Quality content here, people Post

ithinkthereforeiamaswell reblogged with comment15 days ago

Education ppl! Post

xgergo reblogged with comment15 days ago

well the typewriter stuff I knew, but the rest 😦🤭 Post

nestofstraightlines reblogged with comment16 days ago

I adore the language and machinery of print and type. Last year I visited Linney, the largest printer in the UK as they printed one of our seasonal campaigns. The Heidelberg 6-colour printers, each ten meters long and whomping out a poster every second reminded me of my dad talking about working on Fleet Street in the 70s. Not as a journalist, he got work stringing and packing the papers as they came off the presses. The whole street would shake with the action if the presses he said. And my... Post

kaido1412 reblogged with comment16 days ago

Fun fact: if they ever wanted to use their printing press to make a print in black, and they didn’t had any colour inks at their disposal; they were still able to print only relying on black ink! Post

suldrunsgarden reblogged with comment17 days ago

@blashimov Post

iycrmm reblogged with comment17 days ago

At the risk of giving away my age, our school visited a local/regional newspaper and we each received out name cast in the old traditional lead segments. A short time later, they switched to a xerographic process. Post

doctor-seamonster reblogged with comment17 days ago

I also learned to type on a typewriter. Post

gweneani reblogged with comment17 days ago

The sadness that I feel for not having the picture of one of those old printing machines anymore. But on the National Press Museum of Brazil there's one of those, it's a HUGE mahogany table with a thing where people would strap the paper and the lower it to the types (little block of iron on the form of a letter) that were on the table forming the words and wet with paint Post

kylenesusan reblogged with comment17 days ago

Reblogging for the concerto! Post

la-rainette reblogged with comment17 days ago

Reblogged for that last addition Post

dagneyrobertson reblogged with comment17 days ago

My father was an editor for The Chicago Sun Times for many years. His specialty was assembling the front page of the evening edition. He literally cut and pasted the articles, pictures and headlines to fit the space. Post

dyionisiac reblogged with comment17 days ago

Clickity clickity clickity clickity clickity clickity clickity clickity clickity BING! Post

rrrokamoka reblogged with comment17 days ago

the little ringing noise <3 Post

spectralarchers reblogged with comment18 days ago

This reminded me of famous music piece the Typewriter that you all need to hear once in your lifetime. Post

matchesmalone reply to this Photo18 days ago

Great stuff.

18 days ago
a-sacudidoradepalavras reply to this Photo18 days ago

I’ve never been more confuse

18 days ago
dearg1974 reblogged with comment18 days ago

pre computer Post

pikab119 reblogged with comment18 days ago

I realize, only after reading this entire post with wide, uncomprehending eyes and a mind still reeling from a post about mathematics and another about how the color “magenta” is fake, that this is talking about one of my favorite bits of machinery to play with when I was wee child easily lost in even the most basic of settings; the typewriter. And also printing presses. Post

unified-multiversal-theory reblogged with comment18 days ago

This etymology thread tho!!! Post

novas-grimoire reblogged with comment18 days ago

Huh. Interesting. Post

bdtms reblogged with comment18 days ago

hiaba a modern development, a tortenelem itt el velunk :D Post

fishmech reply to this Photo18 days ago

cable modems are still modulating an analog electrical signal over the cable before it reaches the fiber conversion point though! doesn't matter that it's not "sound" as analog telephone signals were similarly not really sound in transit

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purplepower321 reblogged with comment19 days ago

I LEARNED ABOUT THESE IN SCHOOL.. THE FLOOPY DISK Post

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