Browsing Month September, 2008

Typewriters We Have Loved, Part II

A lovely obituary for a typewriter repairman in this week’s issue of The Economist. ANYONE who had dealings with manual typewriters—the past tense, sadly, is necessary—knew that they were not mere machines. Eased heavily from the box, they would sit on the desk with an air of expectancy, like a concert grand once the lid more…