this here Olivetti.”
- Seventeen stylist Toni Kosover (pictured above)
I recently purchased THREE (yes, three) typewriters. I did manage to return one - typewriter joke - I bought it on eBay and it arrived damaged in the mail. So now I'm down to two. Still, why would anyone need one, let alone two, typewriters? I found this excerpt from an article that I think explains it best....
The contemporary affection for typewriters may be a passing fancy, but it isn’t necessarily fancy. One reputed advantage of the typewriter is its simplicity. I have always been attracted to objects, like the strawberry huller, that can only do one thing. A typewriter cannot cannot find information, take photographs, produce a spreadsheet, tell you who’s following you on Twitter, play podcasts, find tax loopholes, flood you with apps or remind you that three friends have birthdays coming up. All it can do is enable you to type. With however many fingers are equal to the task.
- Reverting to Type by Ralph Caplan