When you get old, you start noticing the obits, it seems. And sometimes you find out about amazing lives. The NYT has this on Edward Rondthaler. The name rings a bell, but not for his role as a "Foenetic Speler" — he was also a very significant figure in modern typsetting, …
by helping usher in the age of photographic typesetting. Phototypesetting was for decades a vital bridge between the hot-metal days of old and the digital typography of today.Some of us worked with stuff* before hot-metal, but I guess we're all in the obits or reading the obits these days.
*And no, I was never told to mind my Ps and Qs.
Image from his old company, here.