Newspapers: All the News That's Fit to Automate

The editor sits at his console, staring at a whole bank of television-type screens. With the flick of a switch he can call up the image of all the elements of his newspapers—wire service copy, a reporter's typescript, carefully catalogued material from the morgue. Wielding a tiny electronic stylus instead of a pencil, he changes words, makes erasures, shifts paragraphs. Every move, every judgment is recorded in the console's electronic memory. The job done, the editor presses a button and the corrected copy jumps into view, set and spaced just as it...

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