The Mercury looks sunny and fun and I am sure that your niece will love it. Over the past four months your blog has become one of my on-line rituals. Every time I go to the web I stop by to see what's happening. There is always something interesting going on.
Another KMM-cast! This is a sign.
awesome typecast - have a great holiday! it's oddly coincidental as I was thinking of writing about that same ngrams service and you beat me to it. I also gave away two typewriters this holiday - hope they get used.
So I'm wondering if I'm just shooting myself in the foot every time I try to clean up the typeface on an old machine: the sloppier the imprint, the more it confounds the Invasive OCR-bots?
Yellow is a vast improvement for the Mercury. Looks more like my Tippa S now.FWIW, I discovered a while back that Google has OCR'd the ETCetera back issue PDFs. In a way, this is handy if I'm trying to remember which issue a particular item appeared in. Just need the right search combo to restrict the search to the ETCetera archives.Simultaneously, it's skin-crawlingly creepy.
I've long thought the current lack of image to text scan ability, botwise, to be one of the downsides of the typosphere. What we all write about typewriters is indexworthy, and I hope for other people to find it. I know many others think this is a plus to typecasting however, its current ability to confound search indexing-- a way to be online but insular. However, what would the typosphere be if we hadn't all found one another via search?