Celebrate Frank Romano’s Latest Work: HISTORY OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING By Frank Romano (with Miranda Mitrano) Published by Oak Knoll Press Join us on November 2nd for “The Lecture and the Book” with Frank Romano Lectures at 11 a.m and 1 p.m. DTP: the story of PC, ASCII, WYSIWYG, ATM, PDF, GUI and more… Frank Romano’s new book, History of Desktop Publishing, is a personal and encyclopedic story of how the personal computer, unique applications, and many colorful people changed the creativeand print communities. He has documented the histories of hot metal andphototypesetting and continues the tale of document production in this book. This installment ends as the Internet becomes a primary focus. It is hard to imagine someone more involved with the universe of desktop publishing from its beginnings than Frank Romano, who takes us on a personal journey from the end of the typewriter era to the age of the Internet, examining the development of personal computers, pagemaking and graphic design programs, postscript, digital fonts, data storage, inkjet printing, GUIs, and the rise of the digital era. For those who grew up during–or built their careers on–these advances, this book provides entertaining perspective and insight on an important period of their lives. For younger readers, it is a fascinating narrative of modern ancient history: how we gotfrom the typewriter to DTP. Fully illustrated, with a Foreword by Gene Gable and a detailed Chronology by Richard Romano. Frank Romano, Presidentof the Museum of Printing, has spent over 60 years in the printing andpublishing industries. He was publisher and editor of TypeWorld and Electronic Publishing magazine, and he is the author of many articles and books on printing, publishing, and graphic design, including books on QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, PDF workflow, and digital printing. He has lectured extensively and has taught at RIT (where he is Professor Emeritus)and other universities.
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