According to the BBC, there are five reasons to still use a typewriter.
- Refuseniks: AKA Luddites
- To Be Cool
- No Electricity
- Aesthetics: making art with typewriters or matching the look of a specific time period
- Weddings: Huh?
If you have a typewriter, why do you use it?
(article via BBC, photos by me!)
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I’m getting a typewriter for christmas (inspired by you actually). It’s an ugly duckling 70’s brother, i’m going to use it for penpalling, journalling etc… I doubt I’ll actually use it for writing my novel though.
I know of some people that like to write with them still and then scan their pages to store them digitally. Writing with a typewriter slows you down and allows you to think more about what you write. Handwriting your work is similar in this regard. I think that they are beautiful old machines and l enjoy them as I would other antiques.
Top reason I like to write by hand or by typewriter is the lack of internet to distract me from what I sat down to do. Supposed to be writing a post right now, but here I am commenting…