Dr. Seuss in Latin!
Guess from what popular book?
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* Typecast via Andina Especial 90
|Save for a mention in the typewriter journal Etcetera, I haven't found any|
info on the Andina Especial 90. According to Richard, it is a rare typewriter
even in Spain.
|From my office window, I spotted this|
suspicious looking character. For sure,
this guy is up to no good.
|He bought one of my machines.|
Guess what? I'll let him do
|Over coffee and chocolate croissants, |
we talked about typewriters, the
arcane rituals of academic life,
typewriters, Chicago, typewriters...
|But my ulterior motive was for him to test-type my Lettera 22.|
See I am standing firm on this theory: an Ivrea-made Olivetti
Lettera 22-the 50's model with round keys-when it is in optimal
condition, ranks among the best laptop typewriters ever produced.
It will live up to its original reputation of being an awarded
typewriter, and one of a select few chosen by New York's MOMA
for permanent exhibition. I knew that Richard has a mixed take
on L22 but after typing on my Tom Furrier-refurbed beauty, this
is his verdict...
|Sigh, what a rewarding day this has been.|
|One of my favorite characters in Mad Men, Joan shrewdly |
lets the egotistical arseholes around her think they
have the monopoly on power. She knows better.
|The premise of the now defunct apocalyptic TV series Revolution is turning out to be more science than science fiction. This morning's news about a near-miss from a solar storm two years ago certainly triggers scenarios of an unplugged world set back by at least 150 years. Read: no electricity, no internet, no digital anything. Solar storm or not, we're already seeing a return to lo-tech for reasons of security and privacy, as in the typewriter renaissance that's now hitting Germany. Interesting times, Typosphere. By the way, how odd that Revolution would use a typewriter for its teaser but never feature one in actual episodes, at least, as far as I know.|