Stupid Windows/Word Problem

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Tue Aug 3 13:21:39 PDT 1999

Wojtek Sokolowski wrote:

>Doug, I know darn well that Pentium -schmentium has a bigger disk - but you
>see, it is not the size of the instrument but the quality of the experience
>I am talking about. How many of those 75Mb of fonts do you really need to
>effectively communicate your ideas?

Call me an aesthete, but I like lots of fonts. I think they're beautiful, if you use them right. If I had the artistic talent, I could bang out a lovely graphic in an hour that it would have taken an artist using 1980 technology hours on end and several outside suppliers. As it is, I can produce a credible-looking newsletter that it would have taken a large staff to produce 15 years ago. I sent RR Donnelley several floppies from which they printed Wall Street.

Hell, why not go back to Linotype? Or why not hand-set type? Or maybe scribes?


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