10 Reasons Why Typewriters Are Better Than Computers
Typewriter refers to both the writer and machine.
- •My Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve XIIIt's my metaphorical son.
- •No Batteries RequiredSans electricity and no passwords needed. Ink ribbons are life!
- •No VirusesBesides a sticky key or jam (lucky for me, I haven't experienced either) nothing can slow a typewriter down. Just look at those keys!
- •No DistractionsUnless of course you consider marvelling at this machine a distraction. I'm off the grid!
- •No Artificial SoundsThis isn't your tablet's or computer's pre-rendered CLICK-CLACK. The typewriter has the most satisfying sounds and who doesn't love that iconic bell ring at the end of each margin?
- •FocusKnowing every ink-blotted letter is stamped for good helps you think twice, improves your thoughts and your spelling.
- •It's a PrinterWrite before your eyes. There's a trance about seeing your words imprinted forever on the page.
- •Easy On The EyesNo blinding blue screens. Just you, the keys, and the page in the carriage.
- •Small Means PortableEven though it weighs around 20 pounds, having a machine without needing extra wires and battery life on the go is convenient.
- •More Personal Than a PCEvery typist has a typewriter that speaks to who they are. I chose the last of the traditional typewriters before they went electric. My Smith-Corona is from c. 1977 and I like the retro-future look it has. Being one of the last of its kind, I have even more sentiment for the machine of yesterday.
- •There's a Typewriter Community!• World Typewriter Day and National Typewriter Day is on June 23 • "The Typewriter in the 21st Century" • "The Typewriter Revolution" Richard Polt • "Kytyper.com Bryan Sherwood" • "The Typewriter Database" • "Typosphere" and much more!