Thursday, July 6, 2023

Discovered Notes from a Typewriter

David Sax's newsletter, Notes from a Typewriter, has a similar methodology to my typecasts. Write with a typewriter and post the printed page in the blog. His entry, My Laptop Has No Smell, resonates deeply with me.

The thing that strikes me each Monday, when I pull this typewriter out of her case to bang out this thing I’m doing is the smell. It is a distinct aroma of machine oil, slightly sour and sweet, with a top note of carbon from the ribbon. There’s also something metallic there, though I doubt I can smell the keys.



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