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Creating graphics for the Yellow Pages, 1970s-style

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

Paul Di Filippo says: Thought you might like the video that we posted to the AT&T Tech Channel today. It's a 1977 film that highlights a new Bell Labs-developed system for building advertisements to publish in the Yellow Pages. While very crude by today's Photoshop/Illustrator/Fireworks/whatever standard, the scanner + dynamic design system was a huge [...]
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The Surprisingly Sophisticated Computer Graphics Behind the 1977 Yellow Pages [Past Perfect]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (2 years ago)

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