22 Pop Email Typewriter for Luddites

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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 project was inspired by the difficulty that one of the designer's mothers had when trying to email her daughter. [Interaction-Ivrea]

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Illustration for article titled 22 Pop Email Typewriter for Luddites
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DISCUSSION

@Phlegmbert: Sending email just is not complicated enough to necessitate or justify the invention of an analog email device. The keyboard is no different in terms of letter placement and basic functionality. If you can click on an app's icon and hit "new," you can send a damn email. If one can't manage that, then I have doubts as to how lucid any of their correspondence is going to be in the first place.

That said, I do think it's a very interesting device. I just wish someone had invented it for fun, or for the challenge. Its genesis is sad, is all.