Category: Typewriters

Typewriters Are NOT Dead!

I was involved in a conversation in which a person referred to typewriter users as “Hipsters” and in his infinite wisdom, determined typewriters to be  dead and obsolete objects, and that we “Hipsters should just get over it.” 

I replied…

“I’ve been using typewriters since I was about 10 years old. At that time they were commonplace in the home and every office. In fact, offices around the world STILL use word processing typewriters everyday, whether or not you are aware of it, so this is hardly some sort of fad for me.

Also,  they are still being manufactured. Therefore, you are using the term,  “Hipster” incorrectly for the majority of the people you’re talking about. The definition of “Hipster” is as follows, so me and a whole bunch of others who use them do not fall under your imposed label. Education is a wonderful thing. You should try it.”

hip·ster
ˈhipstər
noun – informal
“a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.”

Please feel free to use this at will 😊

Long live the typewriter!

Post 4 am Wake Up Call

Forgive the fog in my brain, as I am unaccostomed to waking at 4 am, and have a terrific headache. This is really just a random type test/narrative of a typewriter which came to my doorstep  yesterday, with no acquisition involvement whatsoever from yours truly. It simply appeared. 

The Right Reverend Theodore Munk tells me, “You have achieved the 23rd Degree of Typospheric mastery when typewriters come looking for you. Soon comes the day when they simply appear in your house and you can’t figure out where they came from. :D” and I’m okay with that, Reverend! So without further ado, I give you the Electra 120, as I go in pursuit of pain medication and caffeine. 

A New Toy!

A friend of my husband’s came over this afternoon, and gifted me with this 1963 Royal Safari. It smelled awful and was so filthy and gunked up, several of the keys absolutely would not budge! About 90 minutes later…. it still smells kinda funky, but better, and it’s very functional. Just needs a little air, new ribbon and replacement plastic paper guide on the right hand side. Apparently it broke off some years ago, from the looks of it. What a nice surprise! I love new toys! 🙂

Credit Where Credit is Due 

Post Script: Duane – sorry about the goof on your last name… it’s been a long day, and the realignment of the paper once it’s out of the typer is not a particular skill of mine under the best of circumstances 😉

Crystal