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Author Topic: Keyboards for the gentry  (Read 2642 times)
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Divine Wind

« on: March 13, 2007, 08:39:24 pm »

From the Virtual Typewriter Museum:

The typewriter is one of the great inventions of 19th Century communications technology. Between the 1860s and 1920s engineers, inventors and even carpenters invested all their creativity in the development of the ultimate writing machine. This virtual museum, that is based on private collections of antique typewriters from around the world, is a tribute to their ingenuity.

A much overlooked technology which also provides us with the perfect keyboard interface for the machinery in wilder Steampunk imaginings.

Previous blog postings:

Typewriter Museum - and the Hansen Writing Ball

Mr Von Slatt’s Steampunk Keyboard

The Typewriter-Laptop

How to convert a typewriter to a keyboard

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Dandy and Dilletante

« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 06:21:12 am »

I have a small collection of antique typewriters. Nothing particularly valuable, but they are beautiful and functional. I do all my drafting on them. When writing in a word processor, I have a bad habit of revising as I write, thereby getting stuck on one sentence somewhere and losing steam (as it were). When I write on a typewriter, once it's on the page, it's too late, so I have to keep going. I find that it helps a lot. Besides, computers are just a passing fad, like automobiles and the electric light.


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