10.07.2007

Typewriters on YouTube

The amazing, fun, brilliant students in the Writing Technologies class have been researching the typewriter for the past week or so, and have put together a great wiki on the topic. (No permission to link yet; the wiki is amazing!)

This video of a typewriter hooked up to a Commodore 64 is one of the most amazing treasures they've turned up. (Though this video on the IBM Selectric is a close second; it concludes with the narrator saying "Now if they could only invent a typewriter that could spell!")

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Anything with a Commodore 64 is cool.

    -tt

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  2. I bet there are author types out there who would like to use this system so that recipients of their manuscripts think they typed everything by hand, like in the old days, even though they didn't. A part of me wishes for that. :-)

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