There is hardly a more romantic image to serious writers and hacks alike than the click-clack of a manual typewriter painstakingly hammering out the next great masterpiece. Though they’ve been obsolete in Western daily use for years, typewriters hold a special place in the lives of many contemporary writers, who feel a deeper connection with their words through the now-antiquated devices. Yesterday in Mumbai, India, Godrej and Boyce, the last company left in the world still manufacturing typewriters, went quiet as a computer keyboard, and with that closure, another page of history turned.
‘The End’ for the Typewriter (The Atlantic)
April 26, 2011 By 1 Comment