Boustrophedonic printer errors?
jfoust at threedee.com
Thu May 28 19:55:44 CDT 2009
At 04:26 PM 5/28/2009, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>On 28 May 2009 at 13:30, John Foust wrote:
>> I found "Sometimes computer printers with a typewriter-like
>> moving type head print boustrophedon if set up wrongly."
>> Which old printers might've done that?
>Just about any of the old daisywheels or dot matrix printers. George
>Comstock (of Diablo) first acquainted me with the word
>"boustrophedonic"--"plowing like an ox" many years ago.
OK, I'll bite. What would be set wrongly to make it do this?
I'm not talking about a printer that can print on the return to
to the left... The Wikipedia article makes it sound like the
text prints "backwards" on every other line.
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