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Book - 'The Mac Is Not A Typewriter', 1990 Object Reg. No: HT 13421

'The Mac is not a typewriter' is a style manual for creating professional-level type on the Macintosh.

This book documented and emphasised the development of word processing and Desk Top Publishing (DTP), its potential for new adherents, and how the change from the use of typewriters to the use of personal computers would achieve results comparable to those of typesetting.

This item is part of a representative collection of hardware, software, trade literature and promotional material that documents the history of the Apple company, and its contribution to, and impact on the computer industry and society.
Perfect bound book of 72 pages.
ISBN 0-938151-31-2
Acquisition Information:
Donation from John Birch, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 5 mm (Height), 180 mm (Width), 230 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computer graphics, computers, computing, education training, printing processes, typesetting, typography, word processing software
Themes this item is part of: Internet Macintosh User Group (iMug) Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: " The Mac is not a typewriter"
Publisher: Peachpit Press, Berkeley, California, United States of America, 1990


Hui-chang Wang Posted on 20 May 2010 10:58 PM
I remember reading this book back in the early 1990s and being completely bowled over by what the Mac could do for me as a writer and editor (particularly the bit about electronic styles). At the time I was struggling with a text-based Windows version of Word (hand-coding bold and italic text!), so this book was a revelation to me. I still remember it fondly nearly 20 years later and it was in my opinion a revolutionary work that taught us how to use these new-fangled computers in a much more effective manner.

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