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Note for younger readers: In the good old days of hot-metal
printing, before computers were thought of, reporters in
newsrooms used to shout COPY BOY! as soon as they had finished typing (sometimes handwriting) a story, for a
messenger (copyboy) to take their work to a sub-editor, who would edit it before sending it to the printer. Many
newspapers' best writers and top executives began work as copyboys.