Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Charles Portis: “black words fixed hard on white paper"



Source: "The Wind Bloweth Where it Listeth," Oxford American, 2005 (a very amusing story that riffs on the monkeys, typewriters, and Shakespeare cliché). Portis, best known for the novel True Grit, is said to have typed with two fingers of each hand on an Underwood.

Monday, February 17, 2020

My first ribbon — but not my last!



Insurgent: Jennine of Toronto
Poster artist: Ted Munk
Revolution slogan: Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The revolution is global

It's gratifying to see my book and Manifesto crop up here and there, at moments when typists choose to resist the Paradigm. I get wind of some of these insurgent activities on Instagram (as I've said, the typosphere is in the Internet, but not of it).

At the Barrington, Rhode Island public library, teenagers can try colorful portables.



This event was made possible by dedicated typist Alayne White.



In Mexico City, poet Javier Tinajero (nuberrante or "wandering cloud" on Instagram) also embraces the Manifesto as he works on his Remington portable.



And in Toronto, Jennine celebrates a triumph: "This was my first ribbon, it will not be my last. Viva the revolution!"