I guess typewriters are becoming “in” with Millenials. They ‘re nuts. They fortunately were not born at time when your choices were pen, pencil, or the evil typewriter.
They will never know the joys of typing a legal document that must not have any errors and making a mistake on the last line and having to type it again. A lot of legal documents were not allowed to have any correction fluid or type overs and they had to be pristine at least until you handed it over to the court.
They will never know the joys of breaking a ribbon or having one reused so many times nothing comes out on the page when you have a term paper due.
They will never know the joys of getting your fingers stuck between the keys because you have the kind of tiny portable that has separate keys on curved posts.
They will never know the joy of typing so fast the type letters get stuck together and you have to untangle them.
They will never know the joys of being covered in smears from carbon paper and looking for a page of onion skin.
They will never know the joys of trying to type something in triplicate and hope something shows up on the last page.
They will never know the terror of typing before White Out was invented. And after it was on the scene trying to get it off your clothes.
They will never know the joy of the one key that always seems to deposit a glob and not a letter
As I said they are nuts.
My Scottish dad may have been born in America but now I know where he
got it. Laurence Campbell Robb