Thursday, September 16, 2004

CBS expert #4

Tim Blair tracks down one of the new "document experts" that CBS is using. This guy's only expertise is that he used to repair IBM typewriters. Truth to tell, he seems to be sane (compared to Kos and Atrios, for example) but is clearly not impartial. He has some interesting points to contribute, but ultimately his claims are rather sloppy and slipshod. He states baldly:
I can tell you that the Model D can produce those documents, not only did it do proportional spacing, you could order any font that IBM produced AND order keys that had the aftmentioned superscripted "th."
There is no hint that he even knows that point sizes vary between different printing systems. An expert would know that.

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