Friday, June 26, 2009

Lazy Blogging: biographies, bomb scares, and braving hurricanes

A couple of items off the typewriter news feed:
  • Why does it not surprise me that this local author still drafts by longhand and typewriter? Considering his colorful life, I'd be a little disappointed to find out that he switched to Word.
  • Sounds like a collector or an eBay'er might have left a precious item at the gas station at their last fill-up. Interested parties should contact the Town of Ulster police and be prepared to do some splainin'. Typewriters as weapons of mass-hysteria.
  • Please take a few moments to read this very interesting article by a Cuban author singing the praises of her old East German-made "Robotron" typewriter, described as "crude, heavy and indestructible."


James Watterson said...

I laughed so hard reading they brought in the bomb squad only to find it was a typewriter. *chuckle* And look at that poor Robotron. We are all lucky to have typewriters in such nice condition. Not just that but spare ribbons as well. Just the thought of having to use carbon paper for a whole novel gives me goose bumps.

Dactyl said...

Wow. Thanks for the link to the Havana typewriter essay! I was inspired to do a longer write-up on it and Robotron typewriters in general on my site.
Gracias! You've been acknowledged as the source, and added to my blogroll.

Mike Speegle said...

OK, so who else trolled eBay looking for Robotron typewriters after reading the article?

Word verification: Visest-the person with the most visdom.


Strikethru said...

Dactyl, nice Robotron post.