Who was post 47? Howlin?
The Minneapolis lawyers who run powerlineblog.com were on the case early. Two of the blog's readers directed their attention to a note left on an Internet bulletin board on the freerepublic.com Web site the 47th posting on the topic there.
Post No. 47 pointed out that there was something off about these documents from the 1970s: The spacing between the letters and the words was proportional, and only a few IBM electric typewriters could achieve that effect back then.
Can someone post the thread with post 47?
the answer is BUCKHEAD...
Howlin, every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman.
In 1972 people used typewriters for this sort of thing, and typewriters used monospaced fonts.
The use of proportionally spaced fonts did not come into common use for office memos until the introduction of laser printers, word processing software, and personal computers. They were not widespread until the mid to late 90's. Before then, you needed typesetting equipment, and that wasn't used for personal memos to file. Even the Wang systems that were dominant in the mid 80's used monospaced fonts.
I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old.
This should be pursued aggressively.
47 posted on 09/08/2004 8:59:43 PM PDT by Buckhead
That was "Buckhead"
The starting thread
I have in my day seen a typewriter with a "st/th" key. BUT the fonts were different and it was squished. Very very rare, very very expensive. Not for your SOP military typewriter.
This smaks of when the DNC got a hold of bush's debating manuals.
What thread was that?????
It was addressed to Howlin. I can't remember who though. Just read some of the threads and you'll find it.