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What on Earth is a "Postscript"?????????

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bad Brains, Jan 31, 2006.


  1. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    That ask Jeeves thing it utterly worthless. Doesn't even come close to answering my question when I ask it. It just gives a bunch of links to a bunch of pages that do do a damn thing me.

    Anyways my professor sent us an E-mail changing something on a paper we have to write. It says put the last section in the "form of a postscript". Then doesn't explain what that is. So anyone out there have a clue what this is?
     
  2. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    the rest of the last page of a script. Hi-o!

    God, that was terrible...
     
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Definition: An additional paragraph or remark at the end of a text, often an afterthought. Postscripts are often found at the ends of personal letters, where they are introduced by P.S.
     
  4. fenderx55

    fenderx55

    Jan 15, 2005
    NYC/Queens
    btw, check out answers.com, it combines wickipedia and everything.
     
  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  6. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    Thank yous very much!
     
  7. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I have no idea.

    brad cook

    ps - Seriously.
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Wickipedia? Is that, like, an encyclopedia for people who are into candles?
     
  9. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Are you referring to a type of computer file?

    Postscript files are generally font files, or files computers use to communicate with printers...but from your question I'm assusing your talking about some type of writing format.
     
  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    No, it's an a encyclopedia for people who aren't worried about the accuracy of any entries!! ;)
     
  11. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    We used PostScript files when printing schematics at school. Very neat: the printer understands the file format, and all we need to do is to copy the file to the printer.

    Ah, the good ole days before Windoze and printer drivers.
     
  12. Are schools teaching anything these days?
     
  13. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I was going to reply to this ... Until I saw it was a Bad Brains thread.
     
  14. Actually it's a programming language that describes a page layout.
     
  15. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    :( I suddlenly feel a little less nerdy;) :meh: :bassist:
     
  16. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    As per this question, postscript has nothing to do this the file format that Adobe created years ago for talking with a Xerox laser printers.

    Chuck Geschke and John Warnock at the Xerox "think tank" that spawned things we take for granted like 'mice' developed a language called "Interpress" for communicating with printers. When Xerox failed to be interested in bringing it to the market, they left and formed "Adobe" and released it as "Postscript Type 1" in 1984. Apple was hunting for the "killer application" and found it with the ability mating the Macintosh to laserprinters. Any computer based "Graphic Designer" owes their career to the postscript file.

    My first answer is what the professor is likely looking for....

    here is an other definition:
    A postscript (from post scriptum, a Latin expression meaning "after writing" and abbreviated P.S.) is a sentence, paragraph, or occasionally many paragraphs added, often hastily and incidentally, after the signature of a letter or (sometimes) the main body of an essay or book