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Re: [Rollei] Obsolete skills (was Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs)



Dick

Look up "calligraphy"

Jerry

Richard Knoppow wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Guido Cova" <guido.cova  
> To: <rollei  
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 1:33 PM
> Subject: R: [Rollei] Obsolete skills (was Why the 6-element
> lens for 3.5Fs)
>
> > Me too! in Milano, Italy, in the 60's.
> > The inkwells were of 2 different types: glass and
> bakelite. The bakelite one
> > was built in such a way that it can be turned upside-down
> without spilling
> > ink.
> > Guido
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Slobodan Dimitrov <sld  >
> > To: <rollei  
> > Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 2:37 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Rollei] Obsolete skills (was Why the
> 6-element lens for 3.5Fs)
> >
> >
> > > I think this is even more obsolete. I had to learn
> penmanship with pen
> > > and ink. In elementary school, I had an inkwell in the
> top right hand
> > > (that's right, the state didn't recognize left handed
> writing) corner of
> > > my school desk. We had to wear smocks over our school
> clothes to keep
> > > them from being soiled with ink.
> > > Oh, and yeah, this was in France, the land of Liberty,
> Fraternity,
> > > Equality, etc.
> > > Slobodan Dimitrov
> > >
> > >
>    For a while I went to a private grammar school where we
> were taught Palmer Method long hand. I think this was
> intended to leave you able to write a nice sort of copper
> plate hand. We did hours of practice drawing coils going in
> both directions, interlocked figure eight's, etc, etc. The
> idea was to use the muscles of the upper arm instead of the
> hand for writing. I changed schools and the Palmer Method
> went away.
>    The result is that I can't write more than two sentences
> of decipherable longhand. If I must write by hand I wind up
> printing (which I do very well). I much prefer typing.
>   I've tried to look up Palmer Method on the web but found
> nothing refering to the handwriting system.
>   I would love to be able to write in a beautiful and
> readable hand but have given up on ever getting my muscles
> trained for it.
> ---
> Richard Knoppow
> Los Angeles, CA, USA
> dickburk  

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