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Carbon Paper

Not My Type of Type

Charlie Carillo | Posted 03.24.2016 | Books
Charlie Carillo

I was in my twenties when I banged out my first novel on my mother's portable Olivetti typewriter, and I mean "banged." We were like bo...

Today's Carbon Paper: It's Probably in Your Pocket or Bag Right Now

Steve Leveen | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Steve Leveen

In the mid-1980s, when the personal computer arrived on the scene, it became as easy to print two copies as one. The once-ubiquitous carbon paper--that tissue-thin, inky paper you'd insert between two sheets of paper--began its slide into obscurity.

How Do You Relate to a Friend Who's a Technophobe?

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology
John Blumenthal

With one exception, all of my friends use computers. They also own smartphones. Most have an iPad, an iPod, a GPS, a Kindle or a Nook. They frequently shop on the Internet and use MapQuest. They have a Facebook page and get their news from the Web. Some play Words With Friends. The exception is Larry.

Family Business

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents
Ruth Neubauer

I don't know what happened to the briefcase, quite ragged by the time he died, that my father carried home each night by its leather handles. It was a...