Siraj Wahab Abdul Jabbar Hussain Dawood, left, and his former colleagues, Abdul Mateen Munshi, center, and Syed Ather Ali, with a Linotype machine
In the nineteenth century, the Linotype machine
replaced hand-set type in newspaper composing rooms, enabling publishers to print more pages at lower labor costs.
Before the linotype machine
was invented in the late 19th century, printers laboriously grabbed one letter at a time, lining the type up backwards and upside down.
Crescent editor and publisher is the sole employee of the four-page weekly newspaper, and every week he puts out the paper using the same Linotype machine
his grandparents used when they ran the publication.
As neurologist Robert Burton said in a recent interview in Salon, we have become so enamored of the data delivered by our increasingly sophisticated machines that we think we are making great leaps in understanding the brain, but "[i]mproving our technologies without an accompanying breakthrough in thinking about the brain-mind connection is equivalent to upgrading a linotype machine
to the world's greatest printer without having something to say.
He added: "It was not unusual for him to attend a council meeting late on Thursday night, go straight to the printing works, write his report directly on a linotype machine
, print the paper and deliver it to the newsagents himself the next morning.
He joined the newspaper in the early 1940s and originally worked on a Linotype machine
Publishing took a giant leap forward in the 15th century when Gutenberg invented moveable type and produced his Bible, and from then until Ottmar Mergenthaler invented a linotype machine
in 1886 much was unchanged.
This is a family-owned business, like many others in NEPA, and we grew up stuffing envelopes, folding letters, and even running a linotype machine
I strolled around admiring the antique presses, then stopped in front of a Linotype machine
It needed something classic like a linotype machine
, the women thought.
The introduction of the high-speed rotary press, the Linotype machine
and the telegraph expanded the English vocabulary even further.