Sunday, 14 October 2012
Lowering the Toner
The first 5OØ Years of Printing
‘This is where the dye was cast,’ Maureen sulks, recalling her long days in the pool. Not exactly stereotyping – this was surround-sound. Banging memos into waxy stencils; clanking out copies on the office Gestetner. First, the golf-ball; the daisy-wheel, the ink-jet, now laser printers churn out photographs – in colour even.
‘Is this “progress”?’ sighs Maureen, feeling obsolete. ‘Or history in the making?’