Doz’s Newsletter №2
Enjoying the new Rick and Morty season, the joy of collage, and thinking about the influence of modernism on cartoon mouth shapes
It is well past the middle of June.
A few of my recent stories over the last month have been:
A mega-piece that in its essence explains why a font setting of 72 points in a word processing software should result in text equivalent to 1 inch on a printed page. It took me over six months to research and traces Adobe PostScript back to the poetry of Cicero — an almost two thousand year period of history. As one commentator wrote: “So much text ^^.”
Times New Roman: can we make serifs great again?
Matthew Carter and the re-invention of type design for screens and desktop printing
Readers were also interested in stories about the Unabomber’s weird techno-cultural war and why I think the hype about the Apple Vision may be bogus and derivative of a fantasy peddled by an Aerosmith video.
The death of the “Unabomber” in jail
Ted Kaczynski (May 22, 1942 — June 10, 2023) was a counter-culture figure, author of the Unabomber’s manifesto, and a…
Why the mass adoption of the Apple Vision Pro is highly unlikely
My theory is that an Aerosmith music video keeps Silicon Valley from learning that headsets are not the answer to…
The uptick of hate against the LGBTQIA+ community this Pride was troubling and I wrote about what Pride Month means to me: a dweeby CIS Indian male.