Teletype setting

The use of perforated strips to code texts led to telecomposition, through the use of well-known telegraphy techniques. Telecomposition consisted of composing a text on a perforated strip, as on Monotype. machines. The coded information was then sent by telegraph. On the receiving end, a new strip was punched, which was then used to pilot a Linotype fitted with a strip reader, or a Monotype machine.

Key in a text in one place, print it elsewhere, and store it very easily.

The typesetter was no longer located where the printing was carried out. Telecomposition, which was used extensively in the newspaper field, meant that texts could be composed and then printed at a great distance, or printed by several different printing establishments.

Thus the early 20th century witnessed the introduction of the concept of networked working, which is now common for tens of millions of people around the world.

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