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Analog commercial

Two ideals: the Western jazz ballad and the Eastern state of shadow and quiet meet in this lovely advertisement.  Typewriters, rain, vinyl, fountain pen, ink brushed on paper. Thanks for Steven Huang of www.brommieyummie.com for the connection.

 

 

 

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Another Analog Event–PUBLETTERS

While plotting and planning the next Type-IN, have cooked up an even humbler, less techno event–still set in a pub, since a person can get thirsty. It’s called PUBLETTERS.

Visit www.publetters.com for the sketchy details, and if you’re near Philadelphia, please come

by DOOBIES BAR on a Tuesday in July. BTW — if you can’t make it, but you’d like us to write

you a letter, send your mailing address  to phillytyper@gmail.com. Thanks!

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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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Filed under Olivetti Valentine, Olympia SM9, public typewriting, Type-IN