Is the typewriter really dead?


Joining other discarded technologies of late, including the Flip video camera, Kodachrome, and the humble floppy disk is the typewriter, which will no longer be produced anywhere in the world.

I haven't used a typewriter in over 20 years but somehow I feel a little sad about this. Maybe it's because I enjoy writing so much and have always liked the idea of the stressed out writer locked up for weeks alone in a crappy motel room with his old typewriter and a bottle of cheap whiskey writing a masterpiece. I guess masterpieces these days are written on a MacBook Air by someone sitting at a Starbucks sipping on a decaf soy frappuccino. Times change.