Mary Cresswell: The Old Typesetter And New Technology


Once I tried for elegance
for style and wit, decorum
in the print shop’s hectic dance
but that was many years before
I was stuck with ipsum lorem.
O cave canem, ipsum lorem!
Omnis nunc est buggelorum!
Lorem ipsum dolor sit?
That’s about the size of it,
dogged by progress, no control,
don’t know how to end it all:
omnis fecit buggelorum!
Cave canem, ipsum lorem!
Sit, dolor, sit!
Cave canem, ipsum lorem!


(Note: Lorem ipsum is fake Latin placeholding text used in Adobe typesetting programs.)