posted by on 2004.02.05, under Uncategorized

According to ABC news, ‘In an internal memorandum distributed on Wednesday, the department declared “Courier New 12” – the font and size decreed for US diplomatic documents for years – to be obsolete and unacceptable after February 1. “In response to many requests and with a view to making our written work easier to read, we are moving to a new standard font: ‘Times New Roman 14’,” said the memorandum. ‘ The report goes on to cite a few exceptions to the rule including official telegraphs.”

So the Bush administration prefers Times over Courier? Makes sense… Times has a bigger “See Dick run” feel to it. I am only surprised they didn’t support big business more and make a leap to Arial, Microsoft’s bitch font (a rip off of Helvetica). The jump in font size must be aimed to help members like Mr Cheney who are getting old and feeble… I think the larger size might help Mr Bush mouth the words easier as he reads along.

Silly how the littleist change under the new administration can incite so much anger in me… Just call me a liberal font wonk.

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