Before National #TypewriterDay ends, I share an item from last year …
Who doesn’t love a typewriter?
Well, the world, apparently. As a whole, things may look bad for this most useful of tools.
But as individuals, many of us maintain a soft spot in our hearts for the clatter of the lettered keys. For in a digital world, it’s a blast to recall how much we once actually used our digits in a tactile way.
I got to thinking about that in February when I read a terrific essay titled “The Last of the Typewriter Men.” It tells the tale of New Yorker Paul Schweitzer and his everyday battle to help ever-older typewriters to function well.
On this Change of Venue Friday, I wonder if you, like me, still have a typewriter around the home or office.
I still hear from folks that an IBM Selectric is kept…
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