Sunday, June 26, 2005

Trouble with your keyboard?

Then why not reach for your trusty typewriter?

A fascinating little zip through a collection of typewriters, found in Rick Poynor’s elegy for his manual typewriter at Design Observer. — I often think it would be appealing to draft and redraft using a typewriter — so much more hands-on, in a way, than a computer and printer.

The excellent film Wonder Boys deals with this question very elegantly by having the protagonist, a novelist, start the film using a typewriter. He tragically (and hilariously) loses his entire paper manuscript. The end of the film sees him using a laptop and hitting the ‘save’ menu option. Innovation indeed!

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