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In Praise of the Typewriter

oldtypewriter.jpgA few years ago my aunt passed on to me an old Underwood typewriter that my grandmother used to use. I don’t use it very often, mostly because it lives at my parents’ house. It’s definitely heavy enough to kill any crazy sycophant who might happen to hold me hostage in her snowbound house should that ever arise. But it’s also just a cool thing to have.
Today not one but two other posts popped up in praise of the old-timey typewriter. The Morning News features a writer’s remembrance for the dented Olympia of his youth by Michael Erard.
And then coincidentally I found this link for purchasing the Olympia SM8&9 at a site called MyTypewriter.com. Will the typwriter be making a comeback? Considering how I wished I owned a license and a gun to fire at my computer today, it’s possible.

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