|Enjoy the catalog. I'll get a .pdf to the Typewriter Database in a few days.|
|Anyone ever see an SM9 that looks like an SM7? In fact, if you look at the small photo in the corner it looks like a Monica (no tabulator).|
|My SM9 with Professional Elite #41 listed in the ad above as Technical Elite #41, a different name for the U.S.A.?|
I am afraid a lot of digital photographers will find many of there favorite files will die one day. It is sad. Oddly enough, a lady here in town has some 4 x 5 negatives from her wedding in the mid-1950s that she wants me to print. I can still do that. Hopefully people will make prints of their files before it is too late. Just hearing how people do digital backups sounds tiring to me. Hope your eyes are okay.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear you've been having eye problems. Hope everything is all right now. I loved seeing all these typefaces.ReplyDelete
That's a cool Professional Elite 41 typeface on your Olympia SM9. Sorry to hear about your eye issue, hope that got treated.ReplyDelete
I have an old Dell desktop that is humming along just fine under Win XP. But i agree with Aubrey about digital image files. I can flip through a binder of 2-1/4 or 35mm contact sheets and pull the original negative in a couple of minutes. No backup needed. But on the other hand i would not want to return to film from digital.ReplyDelete
I'd rather do real photography (film & paper) than digital. I like the ease of exposure of digital in most cases, but the longevity of real photos lasts centuries. Backing up real photos is easy, make a few duplicates on archival paper and store in a dry place. Digital is constant work.ReplyDelete
I left Windoze die years ago when I switched to Linux since my favorite PC was an AT&T running Unix.
No need for anything from Micr$oft these days as there are so many easy to use and very stable and secure Linux distrobutions available.
As well as the typeface catalogue (great, by the way), this commentary thread is interesting.ReplyDelete
Do I take photos for posterity, or to share what's in front of me with other people? Obviously it is a bit of both and digital files win the latter. Since 1900, when the Box Brownie first appeared and mortals were enabled to make photographic art on their own terms, there was a scant 100 years of becoming an ever-growing slave to silver based chemistry and the chasm forever widened between what the humble Brownie snapper could achieve and his or her plate camera wielding professional counterpart.
And then simple digital cameras began to appear which were affordable and immediately that gap began to close, to the extent that a professional photographer will now rough up their technique to appear edgy and 'street'. I don't think this would have happened without digital photography.
I think what I'm trying to say is that today, many more millions of people enjoy making, sharing and receiving photographs as an ephemeral backdrop to daily life. Posterity isn't really part of the equation. When the phone dies, get a new one and take some more pictures. This dispensability is essential and as important a facet of modern photography as any images taken with more 'serious' intent.
Meanwhile, thanks for the nudge. It is spring, so time to check backups and maybe invest in yet another drive.
Awesome. Thanks for sharing. Large Pica No 51 would be my choice, if I had one.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your eyes, Bill! Hope everything's ok.ReplyDelete
Guess this shows (once more) that our typewriters are definitely future proof, huh? No need to upgrade, patch, or otherwise mess with them. They just keep on typing.
Wow, that Olympia catalogue is simply fontastic (if you'll excuse the pun)ReplyDelete
Haha! Steve above made me laugh.. fontastic indeed :) Every time I read your posts Bill I am transported right back to secretarial college :) Hope all is well with your eyes, mine have fallen apart, literally, many times so I can relate.ReplyDelete
Bill, I do hope the peepers get better soon! I have to wonder how you locate so many cool typefaces on manual machines. So far, 8 machines later, nothing other than std typeface has come my way. But I keep hunting!ReplyDelete