Typing my way back to nature
I'm so pleased to learn that my blog inspired yours! My own 21 questions will go live tomorrow morning.
A very interesting post! And yeah, you have at least one follower from Mexico (yours truly). I'll try and type my own answers to this interesting questionnaire.
Very nice and interesting post. Thank you for sharing your answers.
Congrats, you completed the 21! You know, we should organize a field trip to the Polt Typewriter Museum.
Good to see your answers, and I love that typeface.
Wow, all 21 questions at once! I might have to answer them in multiple sessions after I get back from a conference and hopefully get our taxes done.The Gossen is a nice looking machine. As with humans, that tends to balance out personality issues.
Ok!! I give up!! I'll do the 21 Questions, too! I've been trying to ignore the fun but you've all worn me down! ;u)I loved your answers - you journal on your machines? My mind is stuck in the "journaling is for journals and pens" setting. That may change...
I first started using typewriters to write in my journals in 1975, with a Smith-Corona electric portable (1969). I continued, off and on -- with various machines -- until I switched over to computer in 1988. Now I've been back writing in my journal with typewriters for a year (occasionally) and it's been nothing short of wonderful to revive that practice!I highly recommend using a typewriter to express your thoughts in a journal. Maybe combine it with your handwriting/drawing?
what a fun read this is! I've heard tell the style of one's typewriter was considered almost like your signature. Any Chinese typewriters coming your way? I have wondered what one looks like.
Well done on the marathon effort, a great read, thanks. "I never met a typewriter I didn't like..." Me too.
I do miss typewriters and am envious of Cameron's collection. But what is most striking about the typewriters are the inspiration they provide to Cameron as he sits down in front of one and starts to write. What else is a typewriter for pray tell? Invoices?I am sure Cameron's fans would all agree that he is a fine writer. And if the typewriters could speak(which sometimes I think they might),I am sure they would agree also.
I have a Smith-Corona electric portable typewriter and I want to use it to write in a journal, is it possible to type directly into a blank journal/book? I'm not sure how I would do that, please let me know if you can help explain it to me! Thanks!
@jrieke: obviously, you will need to type on single, independent sheets of paper first, then figure out a way to combine them into a journal later on.Many years ago, I did this by placing the typewritten pages into a binder that had a spring-loaded clip, that held the paper fast. Another option is to find a binder that had a groove running along the spine where you would insert the left edges of the paper. I'm not sure these are even made any more, but it's worth a search.You could also punch holes on the left margin and place the pages in a regular 3-ring binder. GOOD LUCK, and keep typing!
I've just thought of another option, but it would be bulky and somewhat awkward: type on your single sheets of paper and then glue them onto regular hard-bound journal pages.