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captop12 : Tremendous documentary. Thanks for sharing.

Nathan Fitzer : Holy crap they unintentionally documented two old previous generations of print shop.

Josh G : It's amazing how much work went into something so basic and commonplace. Hundreds of man-hours for something with such a short life such as a daily newspaper.

Harry Kancyr : I went to tech school in 1966 in the print shop, we hand set type and used Linotype machines as well. There was another machine for large lead type and for larger type there was wooden type. When you change a font or type size we had to get out a whole new case of type and insert lead spacers to make things fit. Then when you finished you had to put it all away in the correct compartments. Learning where the compartments where was kind of like learning a keyboard, but with many more keys as each different kind of spacer had its own compartments too. Check out the California Job Case on google.

Jagh Haringenamn : ofg

Ev3nflow™ : This is nothing short of an amazing film of the process and evolution.

qcp : How did these guys not suffer from lead poisoning?

CaptainStarkiller : The march of progress is ever forward. Now in the Internet era, the newspaper itself is now obsolete.

Bill Busen : Now you can figure out why we call them Upper Case and Lower Case.

Landon Lovette : Now the computers write some of the stories.

Richard Albert : Are the guys all deaf because of the constant noise?

M. Harper : Wow, that brings back memories.  I was 15 years old when I started running a Linotype machine.  Looks complicated, super impressive in action, but not that difficult to master.  That was in 1970, and the shop was transitioning from letterpress to offset printing.  I still miss the craftsmanship of letterpress work, the business cards really stood out then.

Bill Strathearn : I was born 2 months after this was filmed. As a software engineer, it's amazing to contemplate the state of automation I was born into.

Brian Buccellato : I find the mechanics of the old way much more fascinating than the computer age.

Aurelio Lorenzo : Wonderful document, very didactic.

I V A N : 15:23 the warden from Shawshank Redemption?

higgydufrane : We don't honor those who have performed drudgery tasks for their lifetimes in order for so many of us to take their toils for granted. Thank you all who came before us.

David Marquez : *Thank you very much! I saw one of these machines live in my early Graphic Design student days.*

I V A N : 1:43 an old Louis Rossmann

Jurij Fedorov : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2238777/

DOSTGOYEVSKY ! : Lots of jews lol

Sick Boy : Can't imagine, the lazy ass generation of now, doing that kind of work..

War Emblem : David Weiss, born either in 1911 or 1912; d. 2005 (NYT obit, 08/16/05 Margalit Fox).

David Marquez : *The documentary is also a case study of obsolescence of a profession. **14:22** He is correct, all that knowledge and image how much effort and money it to aquire that, will be wasted from one day to another.*

scott1983307 : Excellent doc. Typesetting for the NYT seemed like a high pressure environment to meet those deadlines. I wonder about the lead, though.

Nestor Camacho : This was fascinating!!!!

mst3kanita : So many steps and tiny parts! I can't believe it was still like this in 1978 Also, I wonder how many times the cold type workers cut themselves!

higgydufrane : Thank you for this

Nealon Ledbetter : Wow... amazing!

smobro : Thank you for sharing!

Ennui : so many watches

Bossman : The moment when you realize you took the wrong major.

10mintwo : Wow! To think this was once an actual reputable publication at one time with real reporters, real stories and everything! Amazing! Now they won't hire anyone who doesn't have "kill all white men" in their twitter history and print mind meltingly idiotic headlines like "Boys Will Murder Their Fathers And Sleep With Their Mothers" and "Men, who needs them?", arguing for the genocide of men - ostensibly men much like the ones that thanklessly toiled in the toxic dungeons of their very own print rooms for decades as depicted in this very documentary.