Monday, September 23, 2013

Music / typing

Picking up on Sholes' original keyboard ....



.... researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics are trying out a piano keyboard as a text input device ...



... while Regina Spektor makes music on a typewriter.





Sunday, September 8, 2013

Zeitgeist update


Beautiful image, huh?

It was created by Carsten Schmitt by typing on a film negative. Read more here.




In other news from around the typosphere, 96-year-old repairman Manson Whitlock passed away recently after a brief illness. He fixed typewriters for over 80 years. This modest but determined man earned himself a place in typewriter history and was honored with obituaries in the Washington Post and New York Times as well as the local New Haven Register. Thank you, Mr. Whitlock.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

St. Louis typewriter project makes NPR news



A typewriter for the "What The Hell Is St. Louis Thinking?" project sits in the city's Central West End neighborhood. Poet Henry Goldkamp wants passers-by to stop and share their thoughts — without the luxury of a "delete" key.


I've mentioned the excellent project "What the Hell is St. Louis Thinking?" on this site before. Now it's getting national attention.

Read and hear the NPR story here.