The Freewrite is a simple machine. It has one button, a full keyboard, and a tiny e-ink screen that can barely update fast enough to keep up with the average typing speed. The device is built for one thing: writing stories and syncing them to the cloud.
As keyboards eventually move towards dead silent and touch screen, you'll rue the loss of clickity, clackity keyboards filled with character. Hell, we're already without the beautiful racket of typewriters. Click, tap, tap, reset. It's the sound of work and art at the same time. So combining a typewriter with an…
The world is made up of two kinds of people: those sadistic monsters who leave the key-board clicks turned on on their iPhones, and the sane angels who keep that shit off.
What with all the recent buzz about the death of the typewriter — that turned out to be super false — artist Jeremy Mayer went ahead and created this piece, Bust V (Grandfather), to comment on the hullabaloo.
Sitting in my living room is an aqua Remington Streamliner, a boxy 1950s typewriter. It's missing the right-hand Shift key, and has an exclamation point but no number one. As of this week, it's now part of an extinct breed.
If you're curious what the crazy sound effects guy from the Police Academy movies has been up to lately, here's your answer: narrating—if that's the right word—115 years of typewriter history with, well, crazy sound effects.
Forget the plethora of keyboard peripherals for the iPad—this is the only one you need. If you don't mind typing at a speed of three words a minute, that is.
It's easy to forget how much time computer word-processing programs have saved the writing public. Before computers, any typewritten document that needed revision had to be retyped again and again. And that's hardly the end of it.
This typewriter will look familiar to many of you—in fact, your parents might still have one tucked away, like mine do. I'm willing to bet your 'rents didn't have a giant red joystick sticking out of theirs, though.
A real true history lesson: Before there were laptops, everyone had to carry entire desktop computers to class. Before there were desktops, they had to lug typewriters. Before that, everyone just tried real hard to remember stuff. Ask your grandparents!
Cormac McCarthy has spent many years bent over this typewriter banging out books and screenplays, including All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road. Now, after many decades, he's giving up his trusty old gadget.
This video has it all folks. The fastest typist in the world circa the late 70's, music, pimp suits and the hardships of a man too damn good at what he does.
This typewriter is modified to play a different note with every key pressed. It's a neat idea, but if you're actually typing words the music it produces is similar to the music produced by a cat walking on a piano.
Steven Levy, Wired senior writer and the man who found Einstein's missing brain, joins us to recollect his gadget-laden life back in 1979. He starts, fittingly, with the last typewriter he ever owned.
Yesterday we feasted our eyes on the wristwatch of the great Albert Einstein, today we get a look a personal effect from a celebrity of a very different sort. Behold...Marylin Monroe's typewriter. One has to wonder whether the essence of these icons lives on in these artifacts, and whether or not using them would…
See that battered old Hermes Standard 8 typewriter there, in a fetching shade of institutional brown? I'd practically saw my own leg off to own it. Why? Because I'm a huge Douglas Adams fan, and that battered old thing is the very typewriter DNA used to bring The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to the world. A…
22 Pop is a modified typewriter that allows you to send emails. You type out the recipient, subject and message on a special template sheet and the message is sent when you pull the finished page out. The website claims that the device can also receive messages, but I can't see how it could print out an email. The…
Writer Mary Robinette Kowal has done a semi-steampunk mod on her laptop, calling it "The Kowal Portable Typewriter and Adding Machine." And, unlike most mod freaks, she didn't catalog everything to the minutest detail. I like her "I had a laptop, I made it look more purdy, what more do you want to know?" attitude.