Celebrating Linotype, 125 Years Since Its Debut – John Hendel – Technology -… – StumbleUpon. I never had to work with these machines but I have seen them in museums. My earliest newspaper experience is when they used to cut and paste-up stories on a storyboard. That was soon taken over by using Quark. It seemed so powerful and amazing then. I still remember the way it would honk at you if you made a mistake.