The Two Towers: Book 2 (The Lord of the Rings)
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Jul 5
2021/7/5 16:40:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That was the problem, they do not appear to have ever tried to get a scan of the blurb, just went for retyping the text, which I think was the wrong decision
Jul 5
2021/7/5 20:49:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

That was the problem, they do not appear to have ever tried to get a scan of the blurb, just went for retyping the text, which I think was the wrong decision

Well at the time, if you remember, it all needed to be done in about 4 days, and my cleaned-up scan was the only one they had. That said, I think re-typing it was a bad call, as it introduced a lot of problems due to the incorrect font and the difficulty of getting the spacing right. If I was them, I'd have just spent the time retyping doing a bit more work on the scanned stuff.

Scanned (and very, very tediously cleaned up) on the left, retyped on the right.

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Jul 8
2021/7/8 7:53:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Got a new monitor today. Is going to make working on dustjackets and similar a joyous thing, I think.

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Jul 8
2021/7/8 10:01:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Got a new monitor today. Is going to make working on dustjackets and similar a joyous thing, I think.

That is a thing of beauty. I felt much the same when I got my latest monitor that tilts around to portrait. It is so useful for images and PDF.

Have fun
Jul 8
2021/7/8 21:42:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

Stu wrote:

Got a new monitor today. Is going to make working on dustjackets and similar a joyous thing, I think.

That is a thing of beauty. I felt much the same when I got my latest monitor that tilts around to portrait. It is so useful for images and PDF.

Have fun

Whilst laptops have really not improved that much over the last decade (top end ones were already really damn good back then), large display technology has come on leaps and bounds. It is nice to feel a noticeable jump. When I upgraded my 2012 top-of-the-range 15" MBP to a top-of-the-range 16" 2020, other than being wildly more expensive (WAY above inflation), it didn't actually feel that much different.
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