- OK, here’s the revised poster with complete info….
- – And here’s a pdf file to print out and stick up in cafes, thrift stores and English Departments! (And book stores, firehouses, typewriter repair shops, etc.)
PLEASE, RSVP via Comments, and let us know where you’re coming from, what typewriter(s) you are bringing and if any of them are for the swap. Me for example: Michael McGettigan–Philadelphia. Olivetti Lettera 32, Olympia SF to swap.
Thanks and hope to see lots of machines, and the people who love them on the 21st.
NYC Type-IN Sun., April 21st
“A JAM SESSION for manual typewriters and the people who love them.”
full details at http://www.phillytyper.com
Is a 21st Century Typewriter Possible?
Drinking and Typing at America's Oldest Press Club
Sometimes beer is a muse, sometimes it’s just a beverage. On April 27th, find out at an evening of typing fueled by craft brews from the U.S., Italy and Germany–with typewriters from those same countries. We’ll also have a great beer-tasting, hosting the the Philadelphia Daily News’ Beer Reporter, Joe Sixpack. $15 covers the tasting and some tasty snacks–bring a working manual typewriter and it’s just $10. (we’ll provide nice stationery, stamped envelopes and a copy of “The Writer’s Sidekick” — a hard-boiled thesaurus cooked up behind prison walls!)
“… We can say with certainty, Watson, that this was not Mr. McGettigan’s first attempt at this particular haiku, and that he likely composed it in the morning, rather than the night before, and that he was in a hurry, perhaps even late to get to his place of employment, the bicycle shop just west of the river. Observe that above the paper bail, it is not only a different form of paper, but faint markings can be seen showing that it is in fact an envelope placed there to conceal his earlier effort on the same page; you may notice the characters are rather uneven in their impressions on the paper–he had just begun typing–once warmed up, most typists will press the keys more evenly and produce more consistent printing; and finally, his web posting was made using a cellular telephone and sent directly through the ether onto the Interweb, rather than his usual practice of taking a photo, then transferring it onto the larger computing machine inside his office. Come, Watson, we’ve no time to lose, if he trades his folding bicycle for a speedier racing machine, he could easily leave the city before we can alert the authorities.”
Okay, a nice story in the New York Times right now about the rebooting of typewriters…
Makes typing sound visionary, yet normal.
I’d better go down and type something!
Olivetti? Check. Deviled eggs? Check. 1/2 pint of Stout? Checked and correct!
Philly Type-IN, Chapter Two--wherein we type up a nice Olivetti Valentine's Day note!
OK, some updates. One, if you think you are going to win the Typing Competition Speed Challenge, you better keep practicing–word has it that Matt “Manyfingers” Cidoni will be coming to this second Type-IN. Matt dusted everyone at the last Type-IN with his brilliant command of the keyboard. So be on your game or get left behind.
Two–What is a Typewriter Roll Call? Hint: you need a little paper and a lot of typewriters to accomplish one. And we aim to do a proper TRC at this next Philly Type-IN. If you can RSVP with the make(s) and model(s) of the typewriters you are bringing, that will help us a bit as we work over our detailed seating chart! RSVP to email@example.com. More than that we can not say.
Finally, we’d really like to see a bit more swappiness on the 5th–Sooo… if you see a nice typer at a thrift store, or you’re looking to thin your herd, or get some new machines — do bring some extra typers to trade.
– mcget/the Type-IN.