for want of a typewriter
March 8, 2011
I was filling out forms today (and yes if I had thought it through I could have pre-filled them out in pdf form before I printed them out) and while I was filling them out I longed for the clarity of a typewriter.
Not one of those amazing vintage one’s that Clara collects but one of the vaguely modern ones that I learned to type on… with a daisy wheel and erase key.
Mom made my brother and me take typing lessons in junior high. Smart woman. And I must admit that I have always loved the style of typewriter one which I learned to type.
Even if I did go home and play around on one of the first home computers. Dad always did like new gadgetry.
So I guess really, today’s desire for a typewriter was normal. Just a knee-jerk reaction to a form that longed for the easy of completion that a typewriter could provide.
Either that or I’ve been completely struck down by nostalgia.