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Old 11-24-2022, 07:29 PM   #11
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How many of you remember the jokes about "ransom note style typography" and MS's introduction of Wizards to keep Publisher from being too badly derided?
ME! ME! (The jokes, at least. I don't remember when wizards were introduced in Publisher)

But I do remember an article I read back in the late 1980s or very early 1990s, when desktop publishing was first becoming a thing. The author decried the tendency of some DTP neophytes to fill their pages with myriad fonts and styles, apparently just because they could. The author referred to this as the "slick but bad presentation." And that sums it up fairly nicely, I think. Some of the efforts the author used as illustrations were tours de force in brute strength manipulation of the underlying text in a layout program of some sort, but they were totally lacking any sense of design or restraint.

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