Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Holy Typosphere

Is our typosphere moving closer to the skies? As has been reported, the newly elected Pope Francis  bought an electric Olivetti typewriter in Germany in the 1980s, and has used it for his personal correspondence since. Another prominent typewriter user! And a little blessing can't be wrong, can it?
Pope Francis (typewriter missing in the picture)

6 comments:

Miguel Ángel Chávez Silva said...

Indeed. Now I feel a little less of a heathen (as far as the typosphere is concerned, at least) for liking, collecting AND using electric typewriters. XD

Scott Kernaghan said...

Ahhhh... The patron saint of typewriters?

michaeliany said...

this pope is already way better than the last!

notagain said...

Did he state that his chosen name Francis refers to Assisi or is it just assumed? I would have thought it referred to Francis Xavier, being a Jesuit and all.
We need a pic of him at the typewriter.

notagain said...

Just heard there was a statement that it does refer to Assisi, so that's settled. We should all write to him with some serious doctrinal questions to see if anyone gets a type sample back.

mikespeegle.com said...

Awesomesauce! All the cool catholics use typewriters. Hem hem.