Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sometimes plans do not yeild the intended result. 

Swapping from Pica to Elite and different fonts all made the scaling a bit off.  One day I hope to take the time to do a calibration of font size to pixel size to monitor size.  
I hope everyone has a great week end and enjoyable I.T.A.M.
Now I need to plan something.


  1. Interesting typecast, not boring at all. There's something nice about being spontaneous. Sure, you have more typographical errors and awkward sentences, but that's the price paid.

    I usually rough-draft my typecasts, either by hand via fountain pen in a composition book, or on the AlphaSmart Neo. Sometimes the draft will be typed, double spaced on my little roll of paper.

    Obviously, the more word-smithing I do during the rough draft the better the typecast comes out. Lately I've been enjoying editing the rough draft on the Neo, then the typewriter just becomes like letterpress, a final printing.

    Keep up the good work.

    ~Joe Van Cleave

  2. I compose typecasts directly on the typewriter, with little planning. That's the part I enjoy. Editing is boring! :D

  3. I don't plan typecasts much, but I do plan what will happen to the collection. Right now, I'm resisting new purchases and spending my money on making some long-awaited repairs. With my SM3 out of commission, my Hermes 3000 is serving as my primary fiction composer, but my Underwood No. 4 is going to do some work too. It's been on the shelf too long.

  4. When I hit the keys, I may have a vague idea but a plan? Nothing so firm. In fact, that's why I like using a typewriter - it shows you the way from word to word, sentence to sentence etc.

  5. I really enjoyed this post Bill, spontaneity always makes for a bit of fun. As far as planning goes I have to make lists, if I don't I just think pfffft! and don't get anywhere. I can be a bit of a procrastinator at times, but usually when I have so much to do I don't know where to start. Yes, I'm very glad I did learn to type all those years ago, very handy on a daily basis!

  6. Sometimes unintended results look good. I like those skips and the way you annotated them. :)

  7. "Sent from my 1966 Adler J4" Love it. This post makes me think of all those old detective novels where the detective has to find the typewriter used by the blackmailer/kidnapper/murderer/etc. They really do have their own DNA.