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Friday, December 4, 2015

Fear Of Surveillance Spurs Revival Of Typewriters

Typists of the World, Unite! A New Book Looks Inside the 'Typosphere'

Some might call typewriters a dead technology but a quiet revival is afoot, claims philosophy professor Richard Polt – spurred, in his case, by a fear of surveillance

Rebecca Rego Barry | November 30, 2015

At the Miami Book Fair earlier this month, Richard Polt arrived equipped with both a PowerPoint presentation and a Groma Kolibri, his vintage “laptop typewriter” made in East Germany in 1956. The antique machine – incidentally, the same model preferred by the writer Will Self – is stylish and durable, less of a prop than a symbol of an insurgency aided and abetted by Polt, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Companion for the 21st Century.

<more at; rel;ated links: (Blog: The Typewriter Revolution. One Typist in the Twenty-first Century. December 2, 2015) and (The Typewriter Revolution)>

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