Sunday, May 3, 2015

The insurgency reaches India

We've seen quite a few typewriter stories from India, but they tend to be melancholy ones about the end of typewriter production at Godrej, the decline of the traditional typing school and street typists, and so on.

Here's some good news, though:

“It feels great to be needed,” he says. “Kids these days are turning to, and enjoying, these machines everybody was getting rid of 15 years ago. If there was no appreciation for these machines, we would have shut shop. It gives us a real lift.”

Read the story here, with glimpses of several typewriter shops that are hanging on, and even thriving, in India.

1 comment:

Bill M said...

Good to know there is still a repair shop in India if I ever go there.