Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Adieu Fair Typewriter.

As big of a tech nerd as I am, I've always thought that there is something soothing about the sounds of a typewriter clicking away. This week, it was reported that the world's last typewriter manufacturer- Godrej and Boyce (Mumbai, India)- has shut down production. The first typewriter prototype was introduced in 1714 by Henry Mill, it went into mass production in 1868 and hit peak production in the 1950's. Due to the birth of the electronic age, only 400,000 typewriters have been sold annually since 2009. Before the computer I remember using our typewriter... learning to type for the first time, changing the ribbons, & using white out when you made a mistake.
Also, I must admit that I am a sucker for receiving a REAL letter in the mail. It is wonderful to have something solid to hold in your hand. Something that has been a labor of love from another.
Whether for fashion or function..  here is an ode to you dearly departed typewriter...
image by Caiit Borruso
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Happy Wednesday!
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1 comment:

  1. Great post very informative. Lovin the pics you have chosen to illustrate it too. Xxxx