Marilyn Monroe's Typewriter: Used By One of the Great Minds of the 20th Century

Yesterday we feasted our eyes on the wristwatch of the great Albert Einstein »9/12/08 6:20pm9/12/08 6:20pm, 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…

Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Typewriter Up for Sale

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… »7/16/08 9:30am7/16/08 9:30am

Mod your Laptop into a Portable Typewriter and Adding Machine

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. »7/06/07 5:46am7/06/07 5:46am