Friday, December 17, 2010

Psssssst!


6 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. Another KMM-cast! This is a sign.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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?

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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?

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