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Does anyone still use a typewriter?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by djtidebuck, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. djtidebuck

    djtidebuck Hang on Sloopy

    What happened to all of those typewriters? Are any of them worth saving? Collector's market??
     
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  2. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    wife still uses it for key items like very important checks
     
  3. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member

    What's a "check"?
     
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  4. Mike80

    Mike80 The B1G needs new - any - leadership

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  5. djtidebuck

    djtidebuck Hang on Sloopy

    good point, a check has pretty much went the way of the typewriter
     
  6. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member

    Checks, typewriters and past participles. Vestiges of a more civilized age.
     
  7. djtidebuck

    djtidebuck Hang on Sloopy

    Any chance they will make a comeback?
     
  8. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member

    Maybe common core will spruce up the next generations grammar, in which case one of them has a chance.
     
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  9. djtidebuck

    djtidebuck Hang on Sloopy

    common core???
     
  10. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Yeah. It's somewhere in between hardcore and softcore. It's porn for us folks who can't make up our minds as to which we like better. It also includes grammatical lessons so you can learn something at the same time. I like Dwhora the Explwhora, personally.
     
  11. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member

    Peter North "has went" on her tits?
     
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  12. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    My crazy uncle still uses a typewriter. Every year I get "The Christmas Letter" about how wonderful his kids (and grandkids) are and all the sights they've seen, complete with b&w pictures of his growing family.

    In my head I imagine him at the FedEx store with an x-acto knife and glue stick putting his annual x-mas manifestos together like the Unibomber. Love my eccentric uncle, but he is fucking out there.
     
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  13. ExpatAkronite

    ExpatAkronite Anarchist Jurisdiction in Cascadia Subduction Zone

    Hammered out all my college papers (plus a failed novel or two) on one like this:
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    Being a Remington it also doubled as home security. Sucker weighed about 25#. Suddenly overcome with melancholy. I've been through probably 30 odd pc's and never gave a second thought about dumpstering one when the time came. That Remington though....is in some family member's basement somewhere. Sigh.....(yeah, tried an electric but it just had no soul).
     
  14. ExpatAkronite

    ExpatAkronite Anarchist Jurisdiction in Cascadia Subduction Zone

    Oi, trees/forest (or is it forest/trees?). Language is dynamic and unless it is a published piece (or an exceptionally gross misuse of the language) pointing out grammatical errors is pedantic. Friends don't let friends be pedantic :cheers:.
     
  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    I had a Selectric II until I figured out how to save documents in AppleWorks on the Apple IIe circa 1985/6.

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