Monday, March 28, 2022

Guest poem: To the Tyrants, by Frederic S. Durbin

(Read Shelley's "Ozymandias.")

Words do make a difference—as typewriter insurgents, we must believe this. 

What else has the typosphere been doing for Ukraine? See Kelye Kneeland's work here and Charlie Maguire's work here, here, and here.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Photo safari

I'll tell you right off the bat that this is merely a photo safari—no game was bagged and brought home. But maybe it will be interesting for you to see the typewriters that I spotted today at the Ohio Valley Antique Mall in Fairfield, Ohio. Would you have bought any of these machines, in this condition, at these prices?

The back panel of this Super is disconnected:

I couldn't find a price on this Silent-Secretarial:

The line lock on this KMM is stuck:

The last typewriter I saw was a good-looking one, but the backspace and platen ratchet aren't working properly:

Thursday, March 10, 2022

A radio interview

I was interviewed this morning on Wisconsin Public Radio, along with Rick Skibba of Milwaukee's Ace Business Machines and typewriter-loving writer Molly Snyder. Q&A with listeners, too.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Manifest de la màquina d'escriure

The insurgency continues to spread! The latest translation of the Typewriter Manifesto comes from a correspondent who has rendered it beautifully into Catalan.

Romance languages that have expressed the Manifesto now include Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish ... and the original Romance language, Latin.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Presentation: The Revolution Continues

The video of my keynote address at Virtual Herman's is now available on the website. I talk for about 45 minutes about developments in typewriter culture since The Typewriter Revolution was published, and answer a few questions.