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asked Sep 28 '10 at 15:26

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I have an old one that was passed down to me. It's nice to pull it out of it's case and remember where we came from. The keys are hard to punch and it's loud as hell, but it brings a smile to my face when I think of how frustratingly loud my computer keyboard can get.

(Sep 29 '10 at 12:24) wickedjava wickedjava's gravatar image

no, but i would love to get hold of one, purely for banter purposed

answered Sep 28 '10 at 15:47

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what does banter means, Google it but I don't get it. Does it means for the hecks of it?

(Apr 26 '11 at 07:03) Patxi Patxi's gravatar image

Like a humorous conversation.

(Apr 26 '11 at 12:27) Feras Feras's gravatar image

My parents have several very old manual typewriters, but the last time I actually used a typewriter myself was sophomore year of high school (1990.) I was already doing my schoolwork (reports and such) on a personal computer with a word processor, but I was known for my fast typing so I often ended up helping friends type up their reports at the last minute in the library. I hated using a typewriter after having grown proficient on a computer. White Out sucks... so does ensuring the paper is aligned properly and the margins are properly set.

EDIT: Actually, the typewriter in high school was an electric. My parents have the manual ones where you have to manually advance it at the end of the line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UEhL7GfZUc

answered Sep 28 '10 at 23:25

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edited Sep 28 '10 at 23:27

tic tic tac tac tic tic tic bap bap bap DING zzzhip tic tic tac tac tic =0p...

(Sep 28 '10 at 23:37) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

lol I watched the video and I though, how many people after upgrading to a computer made that mistake xD

(Apr 26 '11 at 07:04) Patxi Patxi's gravatar image

To bad ours broke. It's pretty funny to annoy my sister with the sound of it :)

answered Sep 28 '10 at 16:17

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My school has one in the office that never gets used they just have it for looks. I think it is pretty cool.

(Sep 28 '10 at 23:22) bjone1153 bjone1153's gravatar image

I think the main reason why anyone would bother to REALLY use typewriters for productivity nowadays is because they know they're gonna be distracted by everything on the web and on their computers while they're typing. (How many times have you failed to resist the urge to click on your Twitter/Facebook bookmark while typing that report which was due the next day?)

So I guess it'd actually be pretty cool if some company actually produced a pseudo-laptop device which is only capable of word processing, where its hardware is optimized for typing, printing and data transfer only. (YES, THAT MEANS NO MINESWEEPER)

PS: AND NO SOLITAIRE.

answered Sep 29 '10 at 11:51

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The last time I touched a typewriter was 5 years ago at my friend's house.

Dang, if I ever find one for sale around here, I'd buy it without second thought.

answered Apr 26 '11 at 04:05

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When I was in elementary school I used to do projects or hw either in a typewriter or by hand :) that changed in 2000 when my dad bough a desktop and me and my sister started doing works there :)

answered Apr 26 '11 at 07:01

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There is a typing classes near my home, so whenever i pass throught it, i hear the button hittinh sound, it is like "dhit dhit dhit dhit dhit dhit dhit dhit dhit dhit" like a machine gun.

answered Apr 26 '11 at 07:39

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Of course people do. They just mod them to work with their computers through the USB port, now.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Typewriter-Computer-Keyboard/

answered Sep 29 '10 at 11:11

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Say goodbye to the typewriter 1867-2011

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"... If you ever thought it might be fun to own an old style typewriter, you need to move fast. The last typewriter factory in the world has stopped making new ones, and they have only 500 left in stock ..."

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/04/say-goodbye-to.php

answered Apr 26 '11 at 03:53

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