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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

old technology, new application

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue February 5th, 2013, 4:34 am

Wow. Somebody was thinking. This puts me in mind of the Stalin-Era 'samizdat' method of replicating banned works, where readers would put as many as five carbons in a typewriter and type out the pages to be distributed. A lot of books moved around underground that way, in a time and place where content was everything and format whatever you could get.

Modern version -- apparently much in use in Africa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... W4lwI0C1I0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... W4lwI0C1I0


Post by Helen_Davis » Tue February 5th, 2013, 3:43 pm

I know i'm young, MLE, but I have never heard of this device.

John Sliz
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Post by John Sliz » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 11:59 am

`Where content was everything' I like that.

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