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In this paper a discussion is presented on how the IBM SELECTRIC® Composer fits into the evolution of composition technology—from the calligraphers of the Middle Ages to the modern photocomposers. The advantages and limitations of the machine are discussed briefly with emphasis being placed on their meaning for the typographer.
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Date of Publication: Jan. 1968