Saturday, July 23, 2011

By: Wahokia

Jul 24 2011

Category: Midlothian, Va.

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... at a meeting this afternoon ... Bonnie ... from Nepal ... who is blind ... takes notes in Braille using a form and a hand punch, above, to make the nippled points in paper that make reading Braille possible ... my father ... an engineer ... worked on the first computerized typesetting system .... it used a paper tape which the computer punched ... using a code based on Braille ... the first digital writing system ... devised in 1825 ... I remember him sitting at our dinning room table ... using a form and punch similar to Bonnie's ... working out the system that would eventually drive that typesetter.

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