Here are the results so far of my survey on whether I should turn the Purple Prose Producer into a USB typewriter.
YES! 18 votes, 43.9%
NO! 22 votes, 53.7%
I don't know: 1 vote, 2.4%.
Evidently, there are plenty of strong opinions on both sides of this question (more reactions were posted as replies to the post where you can find the survey, and you are still able to vote there or leave more comments).
So far the nays have it, although not overwhelmingly. For the moment, at least, I won't be USB-izing this typewriter.
I had a fine time in Spain and Italy, including meetings with other typewriter collectors, and I hope to share some of my experiences here when time permits -- I have plenty to catch up on, including moving 100+typewriters out of my office so the building can be renovated. A huge job!