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Re: urban printer's myth

I call my system an "Argo" edition , after Roland Barthes' point about the
ship Argo: after 30-odd years of sailing it's a totally different ship,
except for the name. Likewise, one of the joys of desktop publishing is
that your product improves as you go on. My only regret is that because I
have to have the pages trimmed at a local print shop it's not really
worthwhile to print less than 50 copies at a time.

As for good old-time printing: sure, I miss those chugging AB Dicks, and
the great rainbow patterns, the guys sticking their thumbs full of ink
onto the platen, and so forth...

On Mon, 24 May 1999, Jules Siegel wrote:
> As you complete a
> book you always see things that could be improved or
> amplified.

Paul Werner, New York City
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