Monday, 4 November 2013

Micro-book typed







UPDATE: living proof - now published on two continents courtesy of Phoenix's Ryan Adney at Magic Margin and the Classroom Typewriter Project:

16 comments:

  1. I don't see any way to download or print it from the site linked to. ):

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    1. Ted, thanks for trying. Click "full screen" icon and then you get the download/share button.

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    2. ahh, that worked after signing in. printing out now (:

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    3. Thanks for sticking with it. On my printer, you have to print the outer, turn the sheet and print the inner. Pdf setting "no" to page scaling.

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    4. Visit Magic Margin for a visual feast.

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  2. I like this idea. We have these "Good Job" cards that we use school-wide for positive behavior rewards I am living the Orwellian dream! On the back we are to write good deeds that students do. It's fine an all to recognize that Alicia came to class prepared, but I like to recognize students for the good and the impossibly outrageous. For example, Alicia might wear her ID to school. Good job, Alicia! She also might have saved Phoenix from a cabal of mutant cacti bent on world domination. Also, good job! Each one is a little fiction that fits on the back of a business-card slip of paper. Flash fiction is great!

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    1. That proves fiction can be even stranger than the truth, sometimes.

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    2. I wondered who got rid of those weird mutant cacti. I was considering keeping a shotgun in the truck until they just vanished one day.

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  3. I will be printing a copy. I've already seen Ryan's copy. I think this is a very neat idea.

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  4. Fantastic idea Rob! Will be printing copies when I can :3

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  5. Very cool. That's really a lost art. I remember when I was in high school in the 60s, we had to make all our banquet and prom programs like that. It can be a real challenge.

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  6. Cool. Even cooler that you used a full-sized Lexikon 80 to type your micro book.

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  7. How much fun is this! I like your idea, let's download the book.

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    1. Ms Webz, a LOT of fun. Try doing one for yourself too.

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  8. I saw this article a few weeks ago and it stuck with me. So yesterday I wrote a little story, and took my letter and typed it out. Since the L22 doesn't have a wide carriage i tweaked the design to make a "landscape" version of the little book. This morning it was a Valentine gift.
    Thank you very much for sharing this, it gave a lot of pleasure to at least two people.

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    1. Excellent, hope you had fun with it.

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