Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Printing History

For some who think I pay too much attention to the history of the printer industry and not enough to the future, too bad, because here's one that goes WAY back! Thanks to my friends at Planet Printmode, who in turn sent me to the PrintCEO blog, who discovered this great site, Historical Print Shop, who sells prints REALLY OLD images, included the one highlighted above.

This reference to the multiple links is in keeping with the spirit of the machine, which allowed the user to reference multiple open books at the same time (more or less) and proposed as an early precursor to hypertext, per the PrintCEO blog description. And also in that spirit of equating the past to the future -- I'll be blogging from the Web 2.0 Expo in mid-April!

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