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Easy to mass produce, cabinet cards appeared in the mid-1860s, replacing the wallet-sized carte-de-visite, and were sold up to about 1905 when the tinted picture postcard became popular. Television service transmitted directly to subscribers via cable connection, rather than broadcast over the air to all who own receivers.
Today, cable systems deliver hundreds of channels, many providing specialized programming, to approximately 60 million U. homes, and high-speed Internet access to a growing number of people.
Some cable systems allow subscribers to make telephone calls and receive new programming technologies, such as pay-per-view.
Also spelled The pen made from a dried reed, used from about 200 B. for writing in ink on papyrus, as distinct from the stylus used during the same period for writing on wax tablets and the quill pen used from the 6th century for writing on parchment and vellum (see this example).
Marc Drogin notes in (Allanheld & Schram, 1980) that a sharp point was used at first, producing monoline script. C., a broad-nibbed reed was used, allowing the scribe to vary the width of pen strokes, giving the letterforms a more calligraphic appearance.
A literary award given annually since 1938 under the auspices of the American Library Association to the illustrator of the most distinguished children's picture book published in the United States during the preceding year. Melcher, the medal is named in honor of the Victorian children's book illustrator Randolph Caldecott.