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When Text Was MSM

 
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jabailo



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:36 am    Post subject: When Text Was MSM Reply with quote

I was looking at a Seattle Times set of photographs about the Grand Coulee Dam. This photo from the 1930s struck me:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2008/07/15/2008052865.jpg

What I notice is all the words! This is before the age of cheap, available 4-color printing I guess, or even 4-color painting, but look at that store covered in words. I wonder if this was typical (could easily be verified by an archive), where stores would be awash in text information. I wonder what it was like to live in that kind of world, before multimedia and talkies, when Gutenberg was MSM...
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