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Not My Type of Type

Charlie Carillo | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
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...

The Vinyl of Photography

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.29.2016 | Technology
Michael Rosenblum

I got into this business a long long time ago because I was a photographer, or at least I wanted to be one. I was mesmerized by images and the process of collecting them. There was a kind of intimacy about it.

The Time of Their LIFE: Fun at the Office in the 1960s

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.26.2016 | Media
Peter Mandel

The mysterious, mostly disappeared world of LIFE magazine is all still there: Staffers hacking at typewriters, beefing about the managing editor, draining double Scotches and martinis before lunch. At least in my mind it's still there.

The World's Greatest Typewriter Collection, Now on View in Los Angeles

Karin E. Baker | Posted 09.04.2016 | Los Angeles
Karin E. Baker

While computers have undeniably revolutionized the way people write, the typewriter remains a marvel-worthy object. Whether you appreciate their histo...

My Kindle, My Birds and Me

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 04.25.2015 | Home
Lionel Rolfe

After several years of deliberation, I finally purchased a Kindle. I now own my very own digital reading device which has all the books I can read on it. There's lots that's unsettling about the device, but that's not entirely bad -- just caused a bit soul searching.

7 Throwback Gadgets That Bring Your Favorite Technologies Into the 21st Century

Posted 02.13.2015 | Technology

Since the rise of PCs, smartphones, MP3s and an app for nearly everything, it’s never been less practical to use old technology. But among a certain...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

This Could Be Every Distracted Writer's Dream Gadget | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.12.2014 | Home

Acclaimed for his simple style, Ernest Hemingway was economical when it came to the tools of his craft. All he needed to write, he said, was "[t]he bl...

The Compulsive Type

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.25.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

My fascination with typewriters dates back to my early childhood. To supplement the family income, my mother worked at night typing reports for local businesses. I remember being lulled to sleep with the sounds of syncopated typing and the familiar ding at the end of a line.

Ellen Degeneres Shows Kids Outdated Technology, Unsurprising Confusion Ensues

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents

In today's world of FaceTime and an app for everything, kids are totally clueless about the outdated products their parents grew up using. In a re...

How A Typewriter Helped A Writer Find His Voice

Tyler Knott Gregson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Home
Tyler Knott Gregson

Sometimes, the medium in which art is worked upon can transform the art that is being created.

You Won't Believe This Unlikely Combo Of Drums, A Bell And ... A Typewriter

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment

By now it's common knowledge to almost everyone that the best way to elevate any type of musical performance is with the addition of a typewriter. Wai...

Technology for 70-Year-Olds: Catching Up, Keeping Up -- Or Not

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

As we graduated to each succeeding generation of typing devices, from manual to electric to computer-controlled, we felt modern. It became faster and faster to put our thoughts on paper. Little did we know how much time we would spend on these attention-consuming devices.

Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour

Maya Stein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Home
Maya Stein

It's been two years since I've been on the road with my bicycle and typewriter, and I have to say, I've missed those long, contemplative hours between towns, and the unexpected pleasure of finding instant home in the faces of the strangers I met.

Call Me A Romantic, But I'm Not Through With Valentine's Day Just Yet!

David Kanegis | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

The sun has slowly set upon one of Hallmark's most profitable holidays. President's Day week has now arrived. There are no expectations laid on us for this celebration... we can be seen in public without a partner and not an eyebrow will be raised.

Telling Truths on a Typewriter: Father's Day on the High Line

Maya Stein | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Maya Stein

Type Rider returned to the High Line this past Saturday under gloriously clear, calm skies. It was the day before Father's Day, which - despite its sl...

Elisa Blynn, Story Oracle

Maya Stein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Maya Stein

It's hard to describe, exactly, the experience of watching a story being transacted and transformed in the span of three minutes. To see the quick trust and connection that develops between storyteller and typist.

(I)Witness - A New Spin on Storytelling

Maya Stein | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Maya Stein

"(I)Witness" is a collaborative story exchange between two people that is a updated version of the old game of "Telephone." One person takes the role of storyteller and the other is the typist.

8 Gadgets That Should Be Extinct, But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 05.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

We just can't let them go yet.

The Sincere Mustache and the Authenticity Aesthetic

Sarah Pappalardo | Posted 01.25.2013 | Arts
Sarah Pappalardo

At some point, your ironic mustache became sincere. Like the hippie parents who ended up voting for Reagan, we may have come full circle: from mocking the bourgeoisie to being it.

Tom Hanks' Awesome Podcast Response

Posted 12.09.2012 | Comedy

When comedian Chris Hardwick decided he wanted Tom Hanks to be a guest on his podcast, "Nerdist," he didn't mess around. He sent the actor and typewri...

Are Typewriters Making A Comeback?

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Every time a newer and better form of technology comes out, we tend to assume the old ones are no longer useful. It's too easy to just drop our old ph...

A New York Story: Gramercy Typewriter Co.

Nick Barnicle | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York
Nick Barnicle

Paul Schweitzer stands like a relic from a bygone era in a three-piece suit and tells us that he fixes typewriters for a living. His story needs to be told precisely because he makes up the fabric of this city.2012-01-25-pullquote.jpg

The First Laptop: Corona 3

Caroline Preston | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Caroline Preston

It was sleekly engineered, came in cool colors, and folded up into a compact square that you could hold with one hand. You could use it on a train or a plane, or in a café in Paris to tap out a novel. The first Mac laptop? No, it was the Corona 3 Portable Typewriter invented in 1912.

Paul Needham

The Typewriter That Changed Everything Turns 50 | Paul Needham | Posted 09.21.2011 | Home

Fifty years ago this month, the IBM Selectric typewriter was introduced to the public. In the 25 years that followed, more than 13 million of the t...

Famous Authors And Their Typewriters | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

There’s something magical about catching a glimpse of one of your favorite authors at work – even a photo of the epic event can send an anxious th...