By Rob Morgan
I was gathering together the copies of Lone Warrior, about 20 or so of them,
which I’ve accumulated since I managed to rejoin the Society. Well, mine are
now in a big box file, but intriguingly, each issue has a series of holes
punched along the side, and of course is of a very different, squatter,
broader size and shape than the A4 we use in the European Union. Are the holes intended to allow the journals to be enclosed in a file? Is this a standard file used in the USA? Or is the shape an historical acquisition, rather like the paper which became newspaper broadsheets so long ago?
The “old” Lone Warrior back in the Dark Ages, copies around No. 140 and so on, were also an unusual shape. They were broader than A5, and also difficult to gather together in a standard file. Of course now, electronically, it’s all somewhere in a cloud (or so my son tells me!).