Typewriter test for the new ribbon.
about the fact that I’m fiddling with the typewriter tape of my Remington noiseless while I have two Macbook pros, an iPad, and an iPhone sitting next to it.
My fingers are all black and inky now.
THE TYPEWRITER — UPPERCASE
Uppercase Magazine is fundraising for The Typewriter: a Graphic History of the Beloved Machine, ”a richly illustrated book full of never-before published typewriter memorabilia, intriguing historical documents and entertaining anecdotes.”
Longing for the nostalgic clickity clack sound of typing keys on a typewriter? The concept of the iTypewriter accessory by industrial designer Austin Yang, tries to mix the clunkiness and noise of a retro-style typewriter with the new technology and sleek design of Apple’s iPad tablet.
The designer explains the concept for the iTypewriter prototype in his own words:
“It is a typewriter for the ipad. Users can enjoy the old feeling of typing and also the lastest technology…People could be able to recollect old experience and memory by familiar appearance and haptic feedback. Instead of stroking on the screen with no feedback…User can experience the physical strength transfer from the keypad and the movement of each key.”
—Austin Yang, on the iTypewriter
(discovered via mashable, hear the slow typing via youtube)
What sold me on this were the typebars that actually reach out and tap the keyboard buttons on the iPad (watch it in action in the video). Amazing. I really want this.
Look at this sweet typewriter.
(via RIP Typewriters: Last Manufacturer Closes Its Doors [REPORT])
Moment of silence.
This is so sad. I still resent my mother for preventing me from buying an old Underwood from that flea market (for $25, it was a steal). I probably wouldn’t use it, as she argued, but just the pride of owning a piece of the past would be very satisfying. Also, cleaning and maintaining an old typewriter, I think, would be the writer’s equivalent of cleaning a beloved gun.