Alex Lenkei:

A typewriter is a miraculous tool for disconnecting in a time when we are all constantly connected to our smartphones or tablets. When I’m sitting down at a computer, I don’t know what I’m going to do next; I can get distracted very easily. In today’s increasingly connected world, production and focus in writing are being sacrificed for Facebook updates, tweets, and blog posts. There are a thousand distractions. But with a typewriter, I know I’m writing. When you sit in front of a typewriter, that’s all there is: you and the machine. In an age where every action is given less time, depth, and attention, a typewriter demands focus and dedication. There are no links to click, tabs to check, or pages to refresh. When constant digital connectedness has taken over most of our daily lives, a typewriter can give us back that time and attention.

A nice thought.

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    I really enjoyed this essay. It makes me want a typewriter of my own. One day
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    i’ve been craving one to write with for ages
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    Hey, check out this thing I wrote on Medium.
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    I just go to Panera, where the internet never works, or is so slow the only thing you can do is check your email every...
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    Notebook and pen. The ultimate manuscript in modern times.
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    More of this please.
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    When you sit in front of a typewriter, that’s all there is: you and the machine.
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