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April 5, 2013 · 11:42 pm

Can Analogitivity Be Taught?

Is Manual Labor a For-Credit Subject?

So, a friend has a miniature academy called MindSpot, where Philadelphians (or those who can get to Philadelphia) learn about: Pencils, Scriptwriting, better iPhone photography and many other skills in one-session  evening classes.

Have decided to offer Introduction to Analog Living, in which I will gather a series of “obsolete” items in one room and explain how they all could more or less make your life better if they were part of it again.

Tentative list:

Rolodex 500

Sony TC-D5 pro cassette deck

My First Sony Cassette Box

Olivetti Lettera 32

Olympia SM 9

Olympia SG-1

Nikon F4

Olympus XA

Lamy Safari Fountain Pen

Filofax Luxe, Personal

Polaroid SX-70

We will run through the operation of all these companions, without the aid of wi-fi or high-speed connections, then consider where and how to reintroduce said devices into every day life, and what to expect when they bump up against the virtual world.

While most typospherians may not need this sort of re-refresher course, you may know someone who would enjoy a survey-style experience; pass it along if you like.

Here’s a link, since there’s not enough time to send me an SASE, heh!

http://mindspotphilly.com/classes/reintroduction-to-analog-better-living-through-obsolete-technology/

In other news — yes, there will be a Third Annual TYPE-IN in Philadelphia, early December–date/location TBA.

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Son of Type-IN is tomorrow

The Recipe:

About 6 or 8 of our typewriters, easy. Maybe more. Sure, Martin Remy (Remington Portable #1), you may come with us–ditto Herr Doktor Olympia S.M. Nein, and Oli Lettera 32. Who else? Well, we’d better bring a Quiet-Riter so things don’t get too Nois-Ee. I suppose that at this kind of high-class do, a Socialite would certainly be welcome–but we’d better bring that square, Mr. Smith-Corona Classic 12, as a chaperone. Beyond that, it will be potluck.

One long “church picnic” table, since we said “potluck.”

A portfolio stuffed with regular typing bond, nicer stationery, envelopes, stamps, and the Speed Typing document–up till now a carefully-kept secret (even from myself!) — it’s a selection from Ernst Kreuder’s novel, The Attic Pretenders — an escapist fable and the first book published in Germany after WWII.

A little tripod and a few various (yes, digital) cameras. A small stack of event programs, sure to increase in value if stored properly.

Two typewriters as Grand Prizes for the Speed Typing Competition. Some lesser, er, “typoswag” for the runners-up.

A couple of short, type-written Radio Commercial scripts (one for our bike shop, one for the US Postal Service) that I am going to try to get some lucky people to read at our Station Breaks. Any variety show worth its salt must have the traditional “Word From Our Sponsor”, right?

A comb–since CBS Sunday Morning says they’re bringing a TV crew!

Ah, I know there’s something else, but it will be on a list somewhere–just have to find my map which has all my lists marked on it.

A Personal Appeal: If you  are planning to come, do please RSVP to phillytyper@gmail.com, so we’ll now how many deviled eggs to bring!

— thanks for typing, and just as important, reading what others type.

cheers

–mcget/phillytyper

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