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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 12:44 AM
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66. Custom and computer printed type has been around longer than many think.
Using binary data to create text and images (Jacquard loom) was 1801
Linotype came out in 1864 (hot metal, keyboard entered, typesetting, thousands of custom fonts)
Typewriters, with varying fonts, are 1870-ish
Teletype was 1922 (remote, automatic, printing of text)
Times New Roman came out in 1932
Electric Computers were 1941-44, and used teletype output in many cases (electronic, printed, output)
(This is when "computers" could start printing in different fonts, before, it was limited to "typesetting machines" or "teletypes")
Courier, the "IBM typewriter font" was 1955
Laser printers were invented in 1969
Dot-Matrix was 1970
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