Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Typewriter Revolution in The New York Times


I was quoted, with mention of my forthcoming book, in Friday's New York Times
Thanks to Steve Soboroff, who's also featured in this story, for sending me these shots of the printed edition. The online story is here.


Some facts that you wouldn't know from the story:

1. The typewriter pictured, which I recently added to my collection, is a mystery. It's a prototype portable whose inventor is unknown to me. I'll be writing about it for the fall issue of ETCetera.

2. I was slightly misquoted: instead of saying “ultimately writing about them,” I said “ultimately writing on them.” Let’s not forget they are writing machines!


Thursday, May 21, 2015