In which Luddite tendencies are revealed

Related to Sam Tanenhaus’ and Deborah Treisman’s thoughts on the way word processing affects fiction: Bob Sassone’s defense of typewriters has sparked a Metafilter discussion that incorporates links to a bunch of pro-typewriter articles, most of which I’ve mentioned before.

Yeah, yeah, yuck it up. When you’ve got carpal tunnel syndrome that wakes you up at night, you start to consider crazy stategies like the typewriter-keyboard conversion. I probably would’ve done it already if there were instructions for laptops.


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