Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The story of a KMM






6 comments:

  1. I love my KMG though I don't know if I'd call it "snappy." More like "deliberate," but when I attune myself to its preferred tempo, I can churn out the pages on it. Last year saw a marathon 20 pages in one day for NaNoWriMo on this machine, and I only stopped for lack of energy on my part.

    That said, I'd be hard-pressed to stay Royal-loyal if an SG-1 crossed my path.

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  2. Will there be another one of these next year? If so, I'd love to come down, and of course bring my trusty Royal 10! I think I'd have a good shot at winning, as on my Royal, I can easily reach speeds of 90 WPM. I usually run about 60-70, though. Jay Respler has a Royal KMM for $15.00, but it definitely needs some work. The bell is finicky, and most of the keys are in a state of rigor mortis, as they don't want to move AT ALL. It's like the situation with your (now mine :D) Olympia. Times 100... Oh well, I've got no more room for typers at the moment, but I'm definitely going to try for a KMM or KMG.

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  3. I'd love to host another Typefest in summer 2011, but can't make any promises at this point. There is a meeting in Connecticut coming up this October; maybe there will be a typing contest there.

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  4. It's a happy ending if you get to keep and use it! I agree that it's a pity the boy never called, but his mom probably figured he would lose interest in the typewriter and then she would be left taking care of it/ wondering what to do with it. Sometimes kids have short attention spans.

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  5. Richard,
    Does your KMM have the raised key ring, similar to the earlier Royals?

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  6. Nope, the key ring is flush with the surface of the key (which is slightly concave). Very comfortable.

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