Typewriter repair shop

Here’s a rather charming little video from the LA Times on three generations of repairmen who’ve operated a typewriter shop. The proprietors say they’ve seen a resurgence of interest in the manual typewriter in recent years as interrupt-driven computer users seek out a writing tool that does just the one thing: allow you to write, undisturbed by pop-up ads, joke emails, and tanking stock tickers.

Video: Typewriter stays relevant in technology-saturated world

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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