Thursday, March 13, 2014

The boys at the keys

I said in my previous post that there wasn't quite as much click-clacking at WordPlay Cincy these days,  but when I stopped by today, there were many happy mechanical sounds, including those produced by these three eager boys.

The typewriters are a blue Tippa S and two Royal Scrittores. The Tippa was donated by Natalie Tan, and the Scrittores were donated by a local company that used them in a typing competition last July that promoted their product, the TREWgrip mobile keyboard.

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6 comments:

  1. It's really fascinating to watch kids type. I brought one of my machines to class and let my students (high school students) type on it. They were mesmerized. Quite fascinated. One student exclaimed, "Backspace doesn't delete!"

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  2. Lovely! We had some youngsters tentatively try typewriters at the Type-In in Brisbane last weekend, though in most cases curiosity didn't lead to full-on attempts to type. But typewriters, in my experience, never fail to fascinate.

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  3. PS: The tray under the Antares 20 I posted on last night was full of letters typed by someone obviously very young, though perhaps early teens.

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  4. Those fellows sure look like they are enjoying themselves.

    Click-clacking at WordPlay may increase as homework decreases.

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  5. The revolution is strongest in the eyes of the youth

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