Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Moby Dick typed on toilet paper

I asked, "I'm wondering what model of typewriter you used."

Response: "So am I since it was done about 15 years ago and I no longer have the typewriter. I can tell you that it was used, electric and purchased from a Good Will store. Also, the neighbors in my apartment weren't too thrilled hearing clack-clack-clack-ding-clack-clack-clack coming through their walls at all hours of the day. Sadly, I trashed it once the project was complete."

Friday, January 20, 2012


OK, so I have recently become addicted to the heady rush of Amazon reviews. Good or ill, they measure the barometer of what readers think, and I'm totally all about that.

So, on the sage advice of Mr. JA "One Bazillion Copies Sold" Konrath, I hereby tender the following offer: drop me a line at Mike(dot)Speegle(at), and I will send you a copy of Pen and Platen, totally gratis. All I ask in return is that you post up an honest review on Amazon when you're done reading it.

Cool? Cool.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Message from Christopher Lockett

Hello Typosphere,

Christopher Lockett, Director of the documentary film "The Typewriter (In The 21st Century)" here. Tomorrow, we're off to shoot a bunch of interviews, some interesting historic typewriters and generally typewriter-related people, things and events on the east coast. We'll be driving through 13 states in 8 days with a whole lot of interviews in between. Suffice it to say that we can not reach everyone we'd like to feature in the film. But I think we will have an interesting cross-section of people represented by the time we wrap. 

But as you all have been generous with your time, assisting in research and offering guidance, I want to try to include you in the film. Many of you posted videos to YouTube on World Typewriter Day last year. Would you consider sending a 30-second clip of that footage to our Dropbox account? If we get enough footage, I envision a split or multi-screen montage in the film featuring people at their typewriters. 

Let me know if that's something you'd consider doing. I'll be on the road, so might not be able to respond right away, but will get back to everyone who replies. 

Thank you,

Christopher Lockett
Director, The Typewriter (In The 21st Century) 

PS (Jan. 11): We've worked it out that whenever anyone emails me, I bounce the email to producer Gary Nicholson and he sends them a Dropbox invite. A few people have already uploaded their videos. I can't view them until I meet with Gary in NYC in a few days. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Is International Typewriter Appreciation Month going to be an annual event?  Only the typosphere knows for sure.
link goes to last year's commemorative stamp.

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