An issue a few months in the planning, we brought together various kinds of pre-digital technology that's persisted or gone through a revival in recent years.
- The Editor’s Note explains how knowledge is lost when the need for something specialized (like letterpress type) disappears.
- Flaws and All by Manjula Martin about John Vanderslice, Tiny Typewriter, and analog sound recording and mixing.
- Carriage Return by Richard Moss looks at the last typewriter repairman in Melbourne, Australia.
- Inkheart by Nancy Gohring examines the rebirth of letterpress as a small-scale craft.
- The Paste-Up, by Carolyn Roberts, in which the author recalls her childhood in which her mother assembled a magazine by hand and her father composed type.
- Wood Stock by Jacqui Cheng takes a trip into the past of wood type and the future of a museum.