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Time for a changing of the guard


Last updated 2/8/2022 at 3:50pm

About three decades ago when the newspaper industry was moving into the computer age, I used to regale young journalists with stories about how we used to write stories on typewriters, and then, trying to suggest I wasn’t completely Neanderthal, I’d add, “But they were electric typewriters.”

These days I wouldn’t be surprised if many in Generation Z have never seen or perhaps even know what a typewriter is.

Likewise, the days of paste-up and layout, film developing and – very soon, newsprint itself – are giving way to InDesign, Photoshop, iPads and smart phones.

I’ve seen it...

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