When my daughter came home from school talking about a “keyboarding class” a couple of years ago, I assumed she was talking about a music class.  It took a little more conversation for me to understand what she was talking about.  “Oh, TYPING class”, I exclaimed as communication finally dawned.  “What’s typing class?” another child asked.  Yet another reminder of my quickly solidifying status as an “old fart.”  Those of you who know what an Underwood or an Olivetti are will probably appreciate this article.  (The Digital Generation Rediscovers the Magic of Manual Typewriters).  Now I like a good typewriter as good as anyone, but do you really want people carting in a Royal Quiet De Luxe Portable or their trusty IBM Selectric to the neighborhood Starbucks?


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