Tuesday, September 29, 2015

10 Reasons to Use a Typewriter

Here's my story on "10 Reasons to Use a Typewriter Today" — renamed by the editors of Rodale's Organic Life as "10 Non-Hipster Reasons To Use A Typewriter Instead Of A Laptop." (Personally I don't mind hipsters.) Hope you enjoy it.


14 comments:

  1. Very nice article, as are the accompanying photos. I'm looking forward to reading your book.

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  2. Great article. You chose some real beauties from your collection to illustrate the story.

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  3. Richard I thoroughly enjoyed the article. Thanks for sharing out the link. About item number 9 (Sensations): That is an important factor for me. I love the sound a typewriter makes as I am using it. The little bell at the end of the line is the coach that tells me "Good job Gordon! Another line down on paper. Keep going."

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  4. Great article Richard. The photos are super too. I can't wait for your book. You may start something in the Typosphere Blogosphere now. Remember what happened with Adwoa's 21 questions?

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    1. Extremely difficult to expand this list!

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  5. Sounds pretty convincing to me. :)

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  6. Excellent reasons very persuasively put. Very enjoyable read :)

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  7. All good points, and, as usual, good eye candy.

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  8. I don't mind Hipsters at all. But then again... typewriters will survive them.

    Don't get me wrong, but I feel typewriters are just more than an actual trend (or at least should be)

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  9. Great points made! Though regarding # 11, I would say typewriters served the businesses/institutions efficiently till the advent of the desktop computers and those rickety daisy-wheel printers. Of course, people planned ahead if they had a report to deliver and not procrastinating on it till the last day :)

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  10. is that the Purple Prose Producer I spy at the end there? I've always had a crush on that machine :)

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    1. I'm glad someone loves it as much as I do!

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