And this, kids, is how we used to type our papers in college

Giant typewriter on Boston's Greenway

Arturo Gossage took in Figment Boston on the Greenway yesterday.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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Hope.....

you have a big enough ribbon for that thing.

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I don't miss typerwriters

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There are a number of things that have become obsolete in my lifetime that I sometimes miss. Once in a while I even have a nostalgic thought for phone booths, believe it or not. But typewriters are one thing I do not miss. One little mistake and you were screwed. I know someone will say "that's what whiteout was for", but did you ever see a typed paper full of white out and erasures? Not nice looking, and certainly not professional looking. And that clatter! Good riddance.

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Clatter

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Enough people apparently do miss the sound of typewriter keys that there is, in fact a popular app for that, created by Tom Hanks, of all people.

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Ah, yes...

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Ah, yes...

Robinson Plaza, in front of the Sprang Building.

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The only final exam I ever failed

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was Personal Typing, in high school. By the time I was out of college I got pretty good at banging out the papers on that manual SOB, but I too never look back with anything but loathing to all that clatter.

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Piano playing suffers

from the loss of finger strength and dexterity youth once learned and practiced with manual typewriters.

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Thanks for the pic!

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We've had a great time building that typewriter this summer in a driveway up in Reading. Next stop, burning man!

If anyone wants more info we're on facebook and at www.blunderwoodportable.com

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Yup,

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learned how to type on those things. Remembering begin so excited to finally move on to the electrics :)

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