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   Re: The problem with typography (with or without flow objects)

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  • From: Sean McGrath <sean@digitome.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 13:00:10 +0100

>>>>>> Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>:
>> David Megginson writes:
>>> Note that the common thread running through these examples is a
>>> sacrifice in quality in exchange for an increase in quantity -- in
>>> other words, a democratization of knowledge.
>> and is this regarded as a good thing, then?

Yes, in my book.

Advanced typography can be a bit like Etudes by
Chopin. Their "beauty" can lie more in the complexity
of the rendering them than in the rendering itself.
Such beauty is apparant to, and appreciated by,
a limited and specialist audience.

Non-specialists are as deaf to the subtleties
of advanced typography as they are to the subtleties
of advanced musical forms.

And the world is world is full of non-specialists:-)


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