26 May 2010

sigh

on Silliman's blog today I heard of a new magazine -- Sal Mimeo. what a great title.

& it makes me think of Niall O'Sullivan's video tribute to Todd Moore in which he sez: "there was something calld the mimeograph..." now I know he had his tongue in his cheek. or did he? there's a whole generation out there who probably has no idea what a mimeograph machine was. certainly they never got inky fingers from trying to work one. altho O'Sullivan made me smile with his line he also made me feel old.

2 comments:

Jim McCrary said...

I once spent an hour explaing to a group of high school kids from rural kansas what memeograph was, what typewriter was, what a stencil was...a blue stencil. the kids had no clue...it was really really funny. it was like i was telling them how to write in stone with a sharp rock. we had a good time. yikes.

AlexG said...

yes. it was another day. I even set type by hand & with a linotype machine.