Ever wondered How challenging is it to write on a typewriter?
Not really Right?
About a fortnight ago.I had the privilege of experiencing to write on a typewriter.
Since,I have being longing to Own one for a while,I thought this is the only moment I could come close to experiencing writing on the mechanical device.
So,without thinking for a moment,I sat on the chair and started writing my 1st few words on the typewriter. And after my typing my first Word itself I realised,In today’s time its a device for the very patient writers to write on and can be a tiring laborious job for a generation who are hooked on to the Touchscreen devices and computers,Laptops for writing.But,looking at the past history its surely a device to own for its design. But, Sadly it isn’t available anymore,Unless you can hunt for a store that sells antiques.Without Boring You guys for another minute,I shall begin describing my difficulties while typing on a typewriter.
1.To enter and begin on another line a bar needs to be moved,Whenever you need to begin at another line.
2.Caps Lock are keys available at the extreme left, Until an assistant doesn’t tell you where it is, You would miss it.
3.The most interesting part the way words are written out and getting printed.
4.It’s A very Heavy device
5.NO Delete,With so much dependency on not knowing what to write and silly spelling mistake it can become frustrating to write on one.
6.Thanks to The typewriter for the Courier Font and AmericanTypewriter for us to able to experience the writing style of a typewriter on our I.T Gadgets.
7. The QWERTY Keyboard was first came into the existence in a typewriter The QWERTY layout was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in milwaukee,Wisconsin . In October 1867, Sholes filed a patent application for his early writing machine he developed with the assistance of his friends Carlos Glidden and Samuel W.Soulé
8.These are just some of the experiences on using the typewriter for barely 5 minutes,But I guess In today’s time with word processing software making it easier to type these days,its only my lack of imagination to imagine how did the writers of the past adjust pages,Alignments and manage to write on such a manual mechanical device.