Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Missed media

Can't remember just why, but was reminiscing with my friend K about the rapid obsolescence of media skills. At one point she knew all about how to send out 1000 copies of a newsletter by fax. And I knew all about how to put together a mimeographed newspaper with justified margins.
Wow, I haven't done that in 24 years but the skill is still there! I wonder if it's affected the way I approach anything else? The funkier historians of culture and ideas now focus on things like this and the way they formed and facilitated certain practices rather than others...

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