From: Marcia Karp
I've had no difficulty finding pre-computer type-setters (the people and
the machines they work with).
Interesting. Your description of stereotype is accurate.
what have you discovered about cliches? Therein you may
find my answer to your question.
Curious that you are under the impression that compositors
didn't save themselves the time and trouble of resetting
common words by saving them for reuse as needed. Very
curious indeed. You have evidence that they preferred
to make extra work for themselves?