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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Organizations. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/19027.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Organizations. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/19027

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Transcript a pdating a computer system can be compared to destroying a tenement to build condos~out with the old, and in with the new. So when the Daily Cougar abandoned the obsolete Compugraphic data processing and production system, which had been used since the mid-1980s to typeset the official campus news source, a sense of relief sprinkled with apprehension came over the staff. Fortunately, the new system would be almost solely Macintosh-based, the format journalism students must learn in their first reporting class anyway. First, the newsroom Mac Classics were installed in the fall of 1991. Reporters had it made. They could make their calls, type in their stories, then leave. Every reporter had an "account," a diskette which gave the reporter exclusive access privileges to the system, and an individual file for them to store old stories. These were all stored in a file server linked with all the newsroom and editors' office Mac's The crossover was gradual, however. Until the summer of 1992, the newsroom Mac's were linked with the old Compugraphic system, in which stories would be transferred from the Mac's, then through a PC-compatible computer, which would decode the Mac format for the Compugraphic monitors and their hard drive. Stories went from the Compugraphic monitors to the typesetter machines, or "T" machines, which were clunky, ugly, gray and black processing machines one might see in a stale, 1960s James Bond film. '&■ i s i Ha ANYTHING HAPPEN TODAY?..Daily Cougar staff members work on finishing their stories for the nightly deadline. Photo by Noel Stone These machines, Tl and T2 (no connection-or offense—to the sci-fi flicks), would transfer the stories onto film cartridges, which resembled a cross between a bank's drive-through window can and the ghost containment boxes from Ghostbusters. The film would be developed in a photo-processing ma chine, basically an aesthetically displeasing printer. The stories were then pasted onto the layout sheets, then sent to the printing plant. In the summer of 1992, the full crossover finally occurred. The compugraphics system became Daily Cougar history. Since that summer, all stories transfer from the newsroom Mac's, through the PC converter computer, directly to another Macintosh in the production room, where our productions manager lays the text out on a computerized layout of the paper using the Quark Xpress program, basically a more sophisticated Pagemaker program. Sections of each page are then printed out on a LaserWriter printer, then pasted onto the layout sheets. Everything has been streamlined gradually into an efficient, Mac-based production system. And once the new printer arrives, all the pages of the paper will printed out in whole sheets, which will eliminate any paste-up procedures. A real breakthrough for the paper would be color photos, but the expense cannot be overcome at this point. Color ads constitute the most color any reader will see. However, in the fall of 1991, we did get the chance to print a color photo on page 1 due to a multicolor ad on the back page, which is adjacent to the front page layout- wise. -Frank Rossi 228 Organizations