Friday, January 3, 2014


Last month I asked you guys to find me an IBM Selectric typewriter like Hunter S. Thompson used to write on. None of you came through. It's okay though. I found one on KSL last night.

Now, if I can just figure out how to adjust the 'return' key so it shifts all the way back to the left margin, I'll be set. Other than that, it works great. She had five extra ribbons still in the box and an extra font roller-ball-thing, too. Best $45 I've spent in a while.

The lady that I bought it from asked me what I was going to do with it, and I had to think about it for a second.

I've grown so used to falling back on auto correct, predictive text, spell check and all those other fancy helpers and I don't want that to be the case anymore. Typing on this will help me become a more efficient speller (I hope) and better at typing.

It's not red like Thompson's, but I think that's about the only downfall.

Who wants a letter?

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