More Here at the New Yorker

28 04 2011

Brendan Gill is amazed by the fax machine (p. 112):

“In recent years, part of the twenty-second floor, which is the top floor of the building, has been given to a facsimile transmitting system, by means of which a copy hurtles back and forth all but instantaneously between our office and the Donnelly Press, in Chicago, where the magazine is printed. I would like to describe in precise detail the extraordinary process that makes it possible for me to make any number of fiddling little changes in my galleys as late as two o’clock on a Monday afternoon and have the finished magazine in my hands late the following morning, but I am totally incapable of doing so.”

I wonder how much one of those things cost when Gill published those words in 1975.



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