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Old 08-30-2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default The dangers of typography

We all know that typography can be powerful, in having a great influence on how, or how well, information is conveyed.

But catching up on news from Yemen, I came across this short news item from United Press International: it's about lightning strikes in Yemen - but the last paragraph gave me a bit of a shock!

   
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Thanks for that - just the sort of thing I blog about. Very amusing!
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for that - just the sort of thing I blog about. Very amusing!
Now, when will you finally put the URL to your blog in your sig? I hate having to hunt for it.

(I love the idea of dropping dropcaps though but I'm sure my sturdy aussie hat will protect me. )

   
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but the last paragraph gave me a bit of a shock!
Gee — I had been thinking that typography was under-rated!

   
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Thanks for the hint: done! I rather liked Lissa's imaginative reply to my post, too.
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Thanks for the hint: done! I rather liked Lissa's imaginative reply to my post, too.
I take my aussie hat off for that (for a moment) - wonderful! I especially love the little furry marletts.

   
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Just before posting here, I also sent an email to NewScientist's "Feedback" department - the humorous last page in the magazine.

I just got the latest issue from my mail box - and find they've printed it! You can admire it online, too.

   
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Just before posting here, I also sent an email to NewScientist's "Feedback" department - the humorous last page in the magazine.

I just got the latest issue from my mail box - and find they've printed it! You can admire it online, too.
Very nice — your very own pull quote! I am impressed.

   
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Very nice — your very own pull quote! I am impressed.
Now with a reaction in the "letters" section - to be found online, but unfortunately without the nice cartoon in the print edition...

   
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Now with a reaction in the "letters" section - to be found online, but unfortunately without the nice cartoon in the print edition...
Nice.

   
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