Monthly Archives: March 2014

change the font and save a lot of ink/paper

US Government: change the font and save a lot of ink/paper (and billions too)

This is not rocket science, but common sense applied to typography and printing science. 14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani painstakingly calculated the enormous saving that US Government can achieve in simply switching from Times New Roman to Garamond, maintaining the same level of readability. It can be quantified in 400 Million Dollars, not counting the saving of paper. This would be easily started setting it by default in the next word processors upgrades: Microsoft, Apple, are you listening?

LA times robot writer

Software Journalist used by LA Times

Nicknamed as a ‘robot writer’, the software which wrote a earthquake breaking news article on LA Times was able to do it drawing on trusted sources and placing data into a template. The algorithm was written and coded by journalist Ken Schwencke.