“It’s about permanence, not being able to hit delete,” he explained. “You have to have some conviction in your thoughts. And that’s my whole philosophy of typewriters.”
That’s what Louis Smith, a 28-year-old hipster from Brooklyn had to say about laying out 150 bucks for a refurbished typewriter that was nearly twice his age.
He and others are [re-]discovering the beauties of keys, ink and paper, according to an article in this morning’s New York Times. About how having something to touch affects humans in ways that the abstract or digital cannot. (more…)