4 Comments
Oct 7, 2023Liked by β˜• KimBoo York

In a former life, I had to calculate the number of magazines that could be created from the ends of a newspaper-weight rolls based on the weight of the roll and the weight of a single magazine page. High-speed presses for the full rolls, low-speed presses printed the magazines. Finally, I got a reason to use all that math I learned in elementary school.

Expand full comment
author

Ooooo, I remember those days from when I worked at Watermark in the late 1990s. It was always a balance of paper, ink, and advertisers. LOL!!!!

Expand full comment

What a fascinating behind the scenes about why books are rectangular! I've got a few square books and they're awkward to hold. But Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon is worth a bit of wrangling and propping.

That paper mill smell is awful. Just recently, the mill in Canton, NC, near my childhood hometown, closed down. It was a controversial event. Lots of people lost jobs but those mountain valleys smell better.

Expand full comment

How interesting!

Expand full comment