Please view: The Linotype, The Film: In Search of the Eighth Wonder of the World (In class, or in Hagerty Reserves). You can find more information about the film at: The Linotype Film Website: http://www.linotypefilm.com/
– Roy W. Howard, “Newspaper Mass Production,” The North American Review, Vol. 225, No. 842 (Apr., 1928), pp. 420-424; Available in the Readings Folder and on JSTOR at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25110468
– John J. Fry, “‘Good Farming-Clear Thinking-Right Living’”: Midwestern Farm Newspapers, Social Reform, and Rural Readers in the Early Twentieth Century,” Agricultural History, Vol. 78, No. 1 (Winter, 2004), pp. 34-49; Available in the Readings Folder and on JSTOR at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3745089
Then discuss these three points in a 250-350 word well-written and cited essay:
A) First read Howard column (1928), and then Fry’s article (2004). In comparing the two stories discuss how we can explain their different views of the dangers of mass-production and centralization of the newspapers.
B) How does this relate to the story of the Linotype?
C) In what ways does this reflect the history of Technology and Systems as presented in my lecture and Misa’s chapter?