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Author Topic: Inventor of the Linotron 505,Derek Kyte, died last Saturday January 14, 2017  (Read 347 times)

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Derek Kyte, one of the fathers of modern electronic typesetting, died last Saturday aged 90.

Perhaps the greatest tribute to him is on Google, a tool we doubt even he would have imagined when he was making a name in the 1970s as the first wave of CRT typesetter technology swept the world.

Key his name into the ubiquitous search engine, and a mass of patents - covering all aspects of electronic imaging and colour scanning - present themselves. In a 1967 patent specification, he talks electrostatic modulation and "light chopping" at a time when most typesetting was still being done in hot metal.

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http://www.gxpress.net/derek-kyte-uk-pioneer-of-crt-typesetting-dies-at-90-cms-10813


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