Will Using It Make You A Better Writer?

Reading & Writing

The 76 year-old Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac Mcarthy is flogging off his old Olivetti. This mysterious device apparently used to be known as a ‘typewriter’ and requires no batteries or electricity to operate, yet it has produced five million words, many of them in sequences that can break your heart. What powers this extraordinary device? A brilliantly original mind. Simple, really. Read the full story here.

Ancient device is entirely operated by brain cells

Ancient device is entirely operated by brain cells

4 comments on “Will Using It Make You A Better Writer?”

  1. I.A.M. says:

    How odd… where’s the screen? Does it pop-up from somewhere, or do you wear glasses that project the image on the inside of the lenses?

  2. Steve says:

    In five days I’ll be 58. Needless to say, this artefact from a prior age is very familiar to me.
    I kind of miss it.
    I do NOT miss white-out, or carbon paper. Or sticky keys.
    Come to think of it,I’m an artefact from a prior age.

  3. Helen Martin says:

    Someone was trying to explain to me a process by which you could connect a typewriter to your computer so as to replace the computer keyboard with the the typewriter one. I know, I know, there wouldn’t be any ‘F’ keys or a numeric square, but it would be kind of fun and as whoever it was said, you wouldn’t have to go searching for typewriter ribbons.

  4. Steve says:

    There’s something rather frightening about that, but I’m not sure what.

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