We love old technology as much as we love new technology, but we’re kind of biased. Sometimes I just have to stop and marvel at the fact that we can take photos and send messages with a phone no bigger than a deck of cards that we hold in our hand, but at the same time we are using a 100 year old printing press to create cards for sending messages to our friends through the mail! Oh how things have changed!
The Linotype (pronounced “line-o-type”) completely transformed the communication of information similarly to how the internet is now changing communication again. Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.
Looks like a great film!
:: Carrie ::