|I had one like this upon which I typed a gazillion words.|
Anybody old enough remembers what a terrible experience it was to make corrections on a piece of typed material. What about the hassle of typing columns? And, my God, discovering that you had left something out of a multi-paged document. Well, that was grounds for suicide. I think of all those other accouterments that went along with typewriters. Remember erasable bond paper? (You can still get it from Amazon.) Remember the special erasers? Remember correction tape? Onion-skin paper? Carbon paper? Remember those fancy and expensive typewriters that had "auto-correction"? And do you remember how LOUD those things were?
George Harrison says it: "All Things Must Pass." But not without a sad face sometimes.
UUpdate I: Gawker is reporting that there are still manufacturers in China, Japan and Indonesia making typewriters.