Best Font was Comic Sans was An alternative history
YES, we are finally all (or mostly all of us) on the same page now.
Optima, and humanist sans, Comic Sans was An alternative history
On 29 Aug 2006 22:40:39 -0700 in alt.folklore.computers, "toby" Bitstream's fonts always seemed to look better than the others, despite their seeming reliance on fitting Beziers to bitmaps; maybe they were really good at running...
Comic Sans was An alternative history... 4305
Peter Flbutt It was originally a Monotype design, long before "desktop publishing". MS went to Monotype for their "PostScript-alikes", Arial, Courier New*, and Times New Roman, and (iirc) regularised the widths to match Adobe's...
To avoid another few hundred postings and to produce the best practical result, would you (or others) please post what you believe to be the HTML tags to realize what we all pretty much agree is what I and many others are looking for in our web pages, specifically:
1. NOT butt ugly and looking like it belongs in kindergarten. 2. Most important, thickness and spacing suitable for people who probably can't pbutt the eye test to obtain a driver's license. After all, these are the guys who can write 7+ figure checks. What, you don't have your own chauffeur?! 3. Less important, present a casual appearance that people can relate to easier than something (for example) out of Microsoft or W3. 4. HTML that works on the widest range of systems, including those of this group here. This probably involves fallback specifications to deal with fonts that may be missing from a particular system. 5. Totally unimportant, conservation of paper. Arial Wide?!
I would be happy with any reasonable attempt to meet these requirements, as I am also not happy with Comic Sans. Also, I am NOT a typographer and I do NOT pride myself in my web page design abilities, so I am quite sure that the median abilities of those in this discussion probably exceed my own in this area.
Then, maybe we can switch our attention to the content of the article, think we are now all on the same wavelength. I had made some overbroad statements in my article that misled Andrew as to my intent. These are corrected and should have been uploaded by the time you get around to reading this.
My claim of a 10,000 fold potential improvement in speed seems to be holding up, at least for the intended range of applications.
However, I made LOTS of historical claims from my own faulty memory and checked what little I could on the 'web. However, most of this history predates the 'web, so there really isn't all that much there. I have already burnt many hours on the phone verifying some of this stuff with survivors of that bygone era.
Looking for references to playing fightsongs on computers 4307
The mechanisms by which this was done vary. The example with which I am most familiar, relates to the Danish GIER computer from about 1960. In the GIER, the overflow bit of the main accumulator...
Also, maybe some of you have your own stories that would make a good subsection or should be mentioned in the existing subsections.
Thanks for the continuing help.
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