30 April 2012

21 Questions

Retro Tech Geneva featured a post which included a list of questions (and their answers) about collecting/using typewriters. The writer expressed a desire that others answer the questions listed in part or in full.

Here is my submission of the same questions from the original post.

I used my Smith-Corona XL 1900, an electric daisy wheel typewriter with the Micro 15 printwheel. The keyboard on this typewriter leaves much to be desired and is not good for touch typing, but I think I kept it compact and readable.

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  1. Very good. Reading your blog and some of your other posts I thought you were collecting and blogging much longer. Nice work.

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  2. Good to see your answers. Good to know we have such a community. How are the prices on etsy? I have goodwill price syndrome myself - over $25 is "expensive" to me. I had a lot of trouble zooming in on the typecast - I had to download the images to see them on my little netbook.

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    1. The prices on Etsy are whatever people list. In general, the prices are higher, but sometimes people list them for more reasonable amounts.

      Exactly how the images appear is dependent on the browser and screen size. However, most browsers have the ability to zoom in or open images full size. In person though, it is tiny too.

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  3. Thanks for participating, Joseph! I like that your answers were studied and well-written, my favorite is No. 11.

    It's odd being referred to so formally as "the writer" of Retro Tech Geneva; the typosphere is such a small place! You can call me Adwoa; everyone else does :)

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    1. Greetings Adwoa. Thanks for checking my answers. I hope everyone does your questions. Next time I do a long post though, I will use a typewriter I like to type with.

      I wrote that amidst much distraction and many interruptions, including a ribbon cartridge change. The ribbon folded and I couldn't get it unfolded. Plus, the keys are have no tactile or audible feedback. I am glad my writing gives the impression of more diligence than I actually gave.

      I loved your post about Accra ("Settling back in, and a few observations").

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