Remembering the Ditto and Mimeograph

When I was at the library recently, I reviewed a 1946 publication by an urban planning agency. The purple color of the text of the document jogged my memory. The pages had been printed on a ditto machine. I had not seen the output from one of those types of printers since the day when I wore a younger man’s clothes… More here. Thanks to Kirk.

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  1. I used a mimeograph for the school paper as the staff artist 45 years ago. You haven’t lived until you’ve drawn on copy paper. I’ve never had so much purple gunk on my fingers.

  2. I can still smell it.

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