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Brooks Moses | Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:51:44 UTC

Your comment about screwdrivers reminds me of an entertaining quote I once found in an old Linotype manual: "The mold is made of special steel, very carefully case-hardened and ground. It has to be made with very great accuracy in all its dimensions. Screwdrivers, or other instruments of the kind should never be used around the mold, except to tighten or loosen screws." (John R. Rogers, _Linotype Instruction Manual_, Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Brooklyn, 1925).

Some things never change, and apparently people in a hurry using the wrong tool is one of them.

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