Thursday, January 04, 2007

Inside the Arcade Building

Ruined Typesetting Machines

The ruins of a typesetting machine, which created the raised letters which pressed ink onto paper.

What will the equivalent ruins of our society be like? Will the shrouded shells of our inkjet printers be so stark and compelling when they lay as outdated ruins.

These decades-old machines are to today's printers what the steam locomotive was to the diesels that replaced it: an expensive, complex anachronism... but far more interesting to look at.

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