Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Question of the Day

I think this is a re-run, but it’s been a while.

When was the last time you used a typewriter?

We have one in the office for envelopes and some forms, but it has to be at least 10 years since I used it.

10 barks and woofs on “Question of the Day

  1. Years. We saw “Inside Llewyn Davis” yesterday and the one being used by his agent’s secretary took me back. Bell and all . . . .

  2. A what?

    Seriously: not since my undergrad years. The key difference between then and now is that back then I was still physically handing in my assignments and papers as printout, and now it’s by email as a PDF.

  3. The last time I used a typewriter was for writing a paper in High School in the 70’s. The first I saw a word processing program in use was about 1983 or 84.

  4. I think I’ve used a typewriter a couple times in the last 5 years at work.

    I never typed a paper for school until my senior year in high school, as opposed to today’s kids who use keyboards all the time.

  5. Long ago, 40 plus years. I never was a great touch typist; the lowest grades I ever got in high school was in typing.

  6. About three years ago, to prepare the multi-page W-2 forms for our five employees. Since then, I have used an inexpensive service provider ($25 per year) to electronically file for me.

    My sixteen year old daughter uses it now for creative writing projects. She loves the feel and sound . . .

    • I wish I’d kept my Royal. When this question came up it gave me a wave of nostalgia. I’ll bet it would be as valuable as the Pontiac station wagon our host takes such loving care of.

  7. About ten years ago, I used a portable one mom had. Think it went to Goodwill when she passed. I barely use my printer anymore – everything is email or attachments to email. Only time I seem to print anything is when I have to present a coupon for a discount, or to print my car insurance and registration certificates.

  8. I probably have used one without remembering, but my last firm memory is of typing a paper for Language Arts class in 8th grade. My folks’ Smith Corona, 1982.

    After that I got an Olivetti inkjet printer for my Apple ][+ and never looked back…

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