Saturday, March 10, 2018

Robert Palladino

The fonts used by Apple Computers had its roots in the Catholic Church.  Robert Palladino was Trappist monk who had handwriting skills.  So he got special calligraphy training from the monastery scribe where he was a monk.  Robert left the monastery and went on to study calligraphy at Reed College in Oregon.  He then joined the Reed Faculty in Portland and taught calligraphy.  Apple founder Steve Jobs audited his calligraphy class.  Jobs later credited Palladino and his class for Apple's distinctive onscreen fonts.  So all you Apple users can say," Thank you Catholic Church."

1 comment:

  1. I'm an android user but I'll still say it. Thank you Catholic Church.