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Frank has two new Books on the History of the Industry

Published on January 23, 2015

In a shameless plug, Frank discusses his two new books about the history of the Linotype company and the phototypesetting era. All proceeds go to education.

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By Jim Hamilton on Jan 23, 2015

Nice work Frank! As you know, I enjoyed both books and reviewed them on the InfoTrends blog: Frank Romano and the Phototypesetting Era (http://blog.infotrends.com/?p=17329) and Frank Romano’s Love Letter to Linotype (http://blog.infotrends.com/?p=15966). Two thumbs up!

 

By Rob Van Den Braak on Jan 26, 2015

Two great books which make me proud to be part of this exciting industry. Happy to put your "pitch" on Blokboek.com. Hope the readers in now more than 50 countries wil order many copies. My copy is my perfect birthday present. Regards, Rob

 

By Laurens Leurs on Jan 26, 2015

Hi Frank, I am looking forward to the book on desktop publishing! Since you admitted your video is a shameless plug, I hope you don't mind me plugging my 'history of DTP' pages at http://www.prepressure.com/prepress/history

 

By Frank Romano on Jan 26, 2015

http://www.prepressure.com/prepress/history

is a wonderful website

Lots of nostalgia

 

By Diane Dragoff on Jan 28, 2015

Frank:

Kudos to you and the students at RIT and Cal! Now history has been captured in two, soon as to be three, books.

I have nothing personal to plug, but would love for folks to contact their local United Way for fun volunteer and networking opportunities.

Best wishes,

Diane

 

By Nigel Wells on Feb 03, 2015

Hi Frank, As part of my 5 year apprenticeship I went to the Linotype School in London for 3 months, at the end of which there was a 6 hour test where my hourly average was 7823 corrected characters an hour — if only I could do that on my Mac now. My apprenticeship was on an evening newspaper with about 30 Linotype machines. On pay day everyone went to the pub and after lunch the 'Linotype choir' started community singing for the afternoon editions — no boss or union could stop this until other technology arrived. I finished my apprenticeship in 1970 running punched taped Elektrons, this was also the year the first phototypesetting system was installed in the UK. My Lino op career lasted another 3 years, but I'm still in the industry after a total of 50 years. Good job on the book. Nigel Wells

 

By Frank Romano on Feb 03, 2015

Thanks Nigel for sharing. We oldtimers have to stick together,

 

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