Transcribed below. The typewriter is the Woodstock. The Christian Science Monitor article has not yet appeared on the Monitor’s site; it is in the weekly print edition.
A Century and a Half
The Christian Science Monitor has an article about the typewriter revival in its February 27 issue, and it reminds us that typewriters are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year. It was in 1873 that the Sholes and Glidden went into production—the machine that established the basic form and mechanical principles of the typewriter, that gave us the QWERTY keyboard, and that first taught the world to call such a thing a “Type Writer.”
“Surprisingly,” says the Monitor, “the 2000s brought a typewriter renaissance among young people.” There you have it: the typewriter revival is endorsed by the Christian Science Monitor, the arbiter of all that is “hep” and in the groove” among the youth of today.
The syncopation of the keys,
the rhythm of a well-turned phrase—
word processing is only fit for squares.