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Ellen Degeneres Shows Kids Outdated Technology, Unsurprising Confusion Ensues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In today's world of FaceTime and an app for everything, kids are totally clueless about the outdated products their parents grew up using.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 09.03.2014 | Books
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 | Books
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 ...

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 | Books
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books

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...

iPad With A Manual Typewriter Keyboard?

frecklednest.blogspot.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jack Zylkin has invented a Typewriter Convertor process that turns any manual typewriter into a keyboard for your computer! He sells ready to purchase...

One Complete Idiot's Guide to Hospitality Suite Scrapbooks

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

My misleading last name (I'm not rich!) begins with "A." I hold a position (archivist) on the National Society of Newspaper Columnists board that also...

Jack Kerouac's Typewriter Up For Auction

Village Voice Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

History-philes and Beat-philes will love this one: Christie's is auctioning off Jack Kerouac's last typewriter....

Is the PC a Buggy Whip?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stanley Bing

In the future, it is thought, we will all be tethered to the great teat of the collective mind by some teeny implement that is smarter than we are. This seems counter-intuitive to me, but then I've always bet against sea changes.

Is Print Dead?

J.A. Konrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
J.A. Konrath

Moderator: Welcome to Obsolete Anonymous! I've gathered you all here to welcome our latest member, the Print Industry.

Last Typewriter User Gets Kicked Out Of Manhattan 'Writers Room'

NY Daily News | By Rich Schapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Skye Ferrante has spent six years at the Writers Room in Greenwich Village, blissfully banging away on his grandmother's 1929 Royal typewriter. The 3...

Post Recession Economic Growth Means Challenging Our Concept of "Normal"

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jenny Darroch

In my last blog, I wrote about the contribution of marketing strategy, and more specifically marketing research, to develop new recipes and ideas that...

Cormac McCarthy's Typewriter Goes To Auction

The New York Times | PATRICIA COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Cormac McCarthy has written more than a dozen novels, several screenplays, two plays, two short stories, countless drafts, letters and more -- and nea...