So much typewritery goodness

A little bit about me: I enjoy anachronisms. There's something so appealing about declaring your fealty to something that has been phased out, abandoned or otherwise updated. Like typewriters. Typewriters are awesome. When I look at a typewriter, I can't help think of some early-twentieth century scribe grinding out an unappreciated masterpiece, surrounded by half-a-dozen overflowing ashtrays and illuminated only by a single bare lightbulb. Suffice it to say, I have elaborate typewriter-related fantasies. Of course, I don't actually own a typerwriter. But I still cling to the hope that I will someday, and I will use it for some unimaginably brilliant project. I mean, what better way to snub your nose at our technophilic world than to write something earth-shattering on a Underwood Champion? Like I said, elaborate fantasies.

If, by some strange chance, you are equally enthusiastic about typewriters, then you need to go to Learn about typewriters, buy classic and antique machines, and even find out what typewriter your favourite author used. Hunter S. Thompson loved his red IBM Selectric, while Arthur C. Clarke used the decidedly non-futuristic Remington Noiseless Portbale to write such notable works of speculative fiction as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Fountains of Paradise.

And if you'd read this far, thanks for indulging my  penchant for anachro-gadgetry.


The Hunter S. Thompson Special (aka IBM Selectric)