Friday, February 5, 2010

Steampunk Remote Proofing

From an 1892 letter to the editor in Science by Milton Bradley comes the following quote:

"As a manufacturer of an extended line of colored papers I am constantly putting this proposed nomenclature to a severe test by ordering new colors by telephone. That is to say, we make the desired combinations on the wheel in our office and then telephone them to the factory, ten miles distant, where they are again made on the wheel and the papers are manufactured to correspond with the results of these combinations. Under this plan we are liable to have occasion to 'telephone a color' frequently. In the same way we could cable colors to Europe should it be necessary."

Sounds like a possible steampunk remote proofing project.

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