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Subject: Re: DEAFDIGEST BLUE by SILENT NEWS - APRIL 26, 1998
From: Joe Clark <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:TYPO-L Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 25 Apr 1998 13:15:37 -0400
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>ACTIVE DEAF LINOTYPE OPERATORS, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HANDS!
>   Many deaf people earned good living as linotype operators
>before high tech advances in the printing field rendered
>the linotype machine obsolete.
>   A popular vocation at schools for the deaf was the printing
>shop where many deaf people learned how to operate the linotype
>machines.
>   There was an article in the New York Times recently which said
>that the Typographers Association of New York was going out of
>business after 87 years of existence. In its heyday there were
>180 typesetting shops in the city, many of which employed deaf
>operators. Only 14 such shops exist nowadays.
>   On the bright side, there are many deaf people that work in
>the computer-related fields.

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                                        Joe Clark
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                            <http://www.interlog.com/~joeclark>

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