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I think the character set would have been called pica type (12 pt). I never dealt with the ALA until the 90s, but was aware of them and have attended ALA meetings.
I can rememebr UCSB (ARPA site host #3 because of Glenn Culler) before and after the TN train. I used it for Club mailing list gummed labels. That was mid-70s. I think I saw my first 3800 when I was working for JPL located at Caltech part time and Tech had a 3800, but I never used it.
at Moffett on the 1st laser printer and a 30 Mb-s data link using Edmund Scientific parts. He mentioned the history leading up to the IBM 3800. I am not certain we taped that, but that was an awesome talk.
The only people who knew about fonts in the computer world in 1975 were basically PARC and Bell Labs. Knuth had not yet started TeX and Metafont (I just got a note from him in Oxford). People don't realize that word processing and document processing weren't wide spread in that era. Those guys produced very impressive papers at that time which made every one else in CS jealous. Long stories there.
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The first internal (to Bell Labs) success of Unix was in displacing such a dedicated WP for our patent department.. The system was called Astrotype, it ran on PDP-8...
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