(M) Chris Lott 2023-03-02 17:24:54

Great article by ‪@stancarey‬ on "double negatives":

> Negative concord is not a flaw in the countless varieties of English that use it. It’s a systematic, age-old grammatical feature with pragmatic or expressive purpose. Double negatives generally only ‘cancel out’ in contexts where that intent is obvious, or in dubious fantasies of a more orderly tongue.

Check it out: stancarey.wordpress.com/2023/0

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(M) Chris Lott 2023-03-02 11:38:31

In this age of abundance, why bother with negative (unless one has the chops to elevate it to a withering art form)? There's so much out there, I have no need to be told what *not* to take in. Just share the good stuff. I also find the fact that believe (and thus make) themselves impervious to changing their minds, which is intrinsic to the wares they purvey, more than a little questionable.

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(L) Six Centuries of Type & Printing (letterpress and ebook bundle)


Starting even before Gutenberg, Six Centuries of Type & Printing traces the development of type design, type manufacture, presses, and printing through the present digital era with many stops along the way. The book explains how many aspects of printing and type remain the same, despite a shift from metal to photography to bits, across almost six centuries of constant improvement.

The book was set in hot-metal Monotype Bembo in the north of England, illustrations etched onto zinc plates, and text and illustrations printed by letterpress in London. It is a clothbound hardcover book with its title foil-stamped on the cover and spine, and it comes in a slip case, bound in the same material. Binding was performed in Germany near the Black Forest.

The book is 6 by 9 inches, and 64 pages long, with custom-designed endpapers. The ebook edition, included with this purchase, has three additional pages containing a bibliography and references.

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