The eighth wonder

"The eighth wonder" Continued...

Issue: "California: Bellwether state," Oct. 24, 1998

One day quite soon, we're expecting to have a Linotype at WORLD's offices, in operating condition. WORLD subscriber David Bell is the publisher of the Leader-Union newspaper in Vandalia, Ill., and he and his company are contributing their retired Linotype so that boys and girls (and grown-up kids too) who visit WORLD can see how type used to be set.

We'll let you know when the Linotype is ready for a visit. And if the economic, political, and international situations haven't improved any by then, I hope you'll be impressed that someone working in 1886 was able to produce something that worked very well, and kept on working for a very long time.

Joel Belz
Joel Belz

Joel, WORLD's founder, writes a regular column for the magazine and contributes commentaries for The World and Everything in It. He is also the author of Consider These Things.

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