According to The New York Times, manual typewriters are making a comeback among urban twentysomethings.
I think this is rather cool, as I own four manual typewriters. One of them works.
On my desk here at The Sun is a 1942 Corona Standard portable typewriter. I found it about 7 years ago in a Kansas antique shop, cleaned it up and got it running again. I used it in college for a few assignments and at my college paper for filling out story assignment forms in with double and triple carbon paper.
I love standard typewriters because of their brilliant, genius mechanical design and because of their incredible difficulty. If the power goes out, computing gets rather difficult, even if you’ve got one of these. But as long as I have my Corona, no power outage can stop me from writing.
There’s also the joy of writing on a typewriter, and the challenge. I need to get back to using it more often.