And so it goes

The last typewriter rolls out of the last typewriter factory.

Standing the test of time: The keyboard might not have changed in 100 years, but the typewriter itself has been superseded by the computer

11 responses to “And so it goes

  1. What am I going to do with all my bottles of whiteout now? LOL…An age has passed. Or, maybe I’m just getting really really old.

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  2. You still have secretaries that need to type in information onto existing forms . How do you do that with a computer ?

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    • Hey Alan! I haven’t seen anyone – much less “secretaries” – use a typewriter in decades. Most forms get filled in on a pdf online like bruce said. Last time I saw a business form that needed filling in, I had just gone to work for the theatre – around 1997. There was one single form, a sort of a cover form, for grant applications to our county commission. Every one complained about having to keep a typewriter just for their damned form and by ’01 it was gone.

      Of course there are still forms around that people fill in by hand.

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  3. Mostly by make the form a fill in PDF I suppose. There’ll be a stock of typewriters around for quite some time even if no new ones are being made as well.

    When will the last pay phone be turned off??

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    • I know an older gent who uses his typewriter, but the last store that stocked ribbons etc just closed. Now I get them for him on line via Amazon.

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  4. Well I have to tell you that all of these relics are still hanging on in various businesses . Even payphones and fax machines . There ain’t a lot of them , but they are still in use .

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  5. They’ll take my slide rule when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

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  6. Can I donate the old typewritters that are taking up space in my barn to the typewritter museum? Relic that I am…what do you use to address envelopes? Please don’t say “pen”.

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  7. How many of today’s kids can drive stick ? How many standards are around ?

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  8. Driving a stick shift is fun, until the knees go.

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