You can choose compassion

There’s all the sneer and offhand dismissal you’d expect from Gerry Leonidas in his essay on what he’s learned as a typeface-design instructor. Then there’s this:

To paraphrase Goudy, the problem is not… that the old-timers stole all the best ideas, but that the old ideas are in danger of being rediscovered from scratch. (Just look at the Web designers rediscovering the basic principles of text typography and information design, as if these were newly-found disciplines.)

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2010.03.29 13:51. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
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