Columnists > From the Publisher

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.

Comments

You must be a WORLD member to post comments.

    Keep Reading

     

    Morality games

    Even the nihilistic and obscene world of Game of

     

    False profits

    Many corporations that denounce bathroom protections and religious liberty laws…

    Advertisement