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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The iTypewriter Brain

Posted by on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 8:44 AM

As one whose memory of writing pretty much begins with an electric typewriter (paper and pen are as primitive to my mind as a bow and arrow), then progresses to a Brother pc, then just a pc, and then touchscreens—this machine represents something like the writing monster in my brain...

 

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Fifty-Two-Eighty 1
I'll just stick with my BlackBerry, thanks.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on August 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 2
Gah! Type faster! I don't have all day for this nonsense.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on August 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM · Report this
tedb310 3
I want one.
Posted by tedb310 on August 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM · Report this
Posted by Cornichon http://cornichon.org on August 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM · Report this
5
The sound of those keys smashing the screen makes me cringe...
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on August 20, 2013 at 9:16 AM · Report this
6
It's not steampunk but the aesthetic is definitely there. Love it.
Posted by Why are there cars? on August 20, 2013 at 9:17 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 7

Do they have a Selectric version?

http://img0.etsystatic.com/016/0/6514313…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on August 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM · Report this
Cracker Jack 8
Seriously? They made a f*$&ing vertical video on PURPOSE???? DIAF!
Posted by Cracker Jack on August 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM · Report this
gttim 9
I am with @8. Why vertical?
Posted by gttim on August 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM · Report this
treacle 10
Don't you find that you write differently using different writing tools? Writing with pen or pencil allows one type of creative flow, while writing on a mechanical typewriter another, and electric typewriter yet another, and a computer another still. All good for different purposes. I think mechanical typewriters are particularly good for poetry.

The mechanical ipad writer is a good chortle.
Posted by treacle on August 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 11
Believe it or not, I actually learned to type on a manual typewriter back in the mid-1970s. I could type about 10 times faster than this clod, even on an old manual. This was painful to watch. Not to mention, ridiculous.

Why?
Posted by Reverse Polarity on August 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM · Report this
12
It's a goddamn fucking vertical video fercrissake!
Posted by Weekilter on August 20, 2013 at 2:53 PM · Report this

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