Kiki Valdes of OpenZine pointed, on Twitter, to this article on the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, which in turn points to a longer article and an National Public Radio presentation called Boston Orchestra Makes Typewriters Sing.
I’m more than old enough to remember using typewriters. I began my writing career with one and thought the self-correcting Selectric was the cat’s pjs. It had a little canister of white-out tape and a big X key that applied the white out almost automatically. Saved retyping the whole document or using liquid white out or even erasers.
I got into computers simply because they would not only check my spelling, but I could edit a manuscript and not have to retype the whole thing. Yes, the whole thing.
Both the articles have videos and sound, so when you need a break, listen to the Boston Typewriter Orchestra.
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