Is there room in an eBook world for typewriters? In a craft he calls a “new and groundbreaking innovation in the field of obsolescence,” Etsy artist Jack Zylkin is selling typewriters that can connect to computers via USB port.
In this jaw-dropping modification, writers can carry a 20th Century tool into our digital age. For $400-$500, you can be using a typewriter to write on your computer. According to Zylkin, the modified machine will work with PCs, Macs, and iPads.
Here’s more from the site: “The modification is easy to install, it involves no messy wiring, and does not change the outward appearance of the typewriter … At this website, you can buy buy a USB Typewriter of your very own, or you can buy a kit to make one yourself. You can also send me your typewriter to customize.” (Via B&N Review & Sarah Weinman)