|When the mountain wears lenticular clouds like a hat, rain is coming within three days
|We've seen the carver working on this, nice to see it complete.
|pic from last year when I got it, and used it on my NaNo
|I found this in the bins today. It's from 1907.
|I learned Gregg shorthand in high school (got up to about 70 wpm). I was very interested to learn there was another, competing system, colloquially called "Pitman" after its inventor. Eventually Gregg won out but I found these two books - one on the system and a dictionary of words written out - in a bookstore in the 1980's,
|It had been around a long time, as you see above. This particular volume was printed in 1900.
|It's amazing to me how economical they were, with tiny print on very thin paper. This book is about 5"x7"
|The dictionary and phrase book was printed in 1902. It's larger but no less economically printed on thin paper with sardine-can use of space. You might notice this system of shorthand uses line thickness variation as well as shape. I believe that may have been its Achilles' Heel, in that it is a fraction slower to vary pressure when writing.