Sunday, May 27, 2012

USB or not USB?

I've been wondering whether the ultimate way to pimp my write would be to turn the Turbo Purple Prose Producer into a USB typewriter, like Robert Messenger's. Or would that be a betrayal of the typewriter insurgency? Even if I decide to do it, I don't yet have the skills -- I'd need to practice soldering.

Let me know what you think in this survey.

PS: This post has been pre-scheduled. I'm on my way to Spain and Italy for a ten-day trip; I won't know the survey results until I get back to the US on June 5, and I'll share them with you shortly thereafter. 

I'll be doing as little digital activity in Europe as possible. No, I'm not bringing a working typewriter either -- just a little notebook and a pen, and an antique non-functional typewriter that I'm delivering to a friend. I will be meeting some fellow collectors, and may report on our activities when I return. I look forward to catching up with the typosphere when I get back. One pre-scheduled post will appear here on June 1, and will provide several pages of very interesting reading -- not by me.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The insurgency spreads

Hits for "typewriter insurgency" on Google on May 1, 2012: 0
On May 8, 2012: 270

It's been facebooked, googleplussed, and even given a few tweets (thanks, Rino).

Here are 2 great creative adaptations of the manifesto:

Magic Margin 
No, I don't want your credit card

-- and a kindred feeling at Conversations With My Id.

I haven't had the opportunity yet to spread the word in the most appropriate way -- through typed statements on paper -- but am looking forward to it.

Additional links, added after this post was first published:

The manifesto Anglicized
The manifesto adapted to Portuguese
A logo for the insurgency

Hits for "typewriter insurgency" on May 20, 2012: 2290