Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012

Dear Inventor of the Flatbed Scanner


Bill M hat gesagt…

I agree. It is a wonderful way to bring the old into the new whether in print or image(s).

Beat hat gesagt…

The flatbed scanner was invented 1975 by the most remarkable Ray Kurzweil, together with optical character recognition and text-to-speech synthesis. He developed the flatbed scanner after a conversation with a blind man who expressed the desire to have a machine that could read all types of characters and transfer the content into an audible voice.

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The first scanner-like device ever was the pantelegraph developed by Giovanni Caselli for facsimile transmission over normal telegraph lines, used commercially in the 1860s. Read more:

Cameron hat gesagt…

I am also very thankful for the invention of the scanner. These "typecasts" on blogs is a very interesting blend of old and new technology.

I really like the typeface on your Hermes 3000! Very crisp and clear, and pleasant on the eyes.

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