A New way of publishing

Electronics and automation have deeply transformed the book making : photosetting has replaced the lead and the selection scanner has replaced the traditional photogravure. All the steps of picture and word processing come within the framework of an automated production line. How far new technologies can develop the book trade ? In today's newspapers, the « electronic writing » is very topical; printers are storing and managing data which can be delivered on double medium; with the development of microcomputers, printers are now responsible for data gathering and processing.