Daily Archives: 30 May 2008

Why the typewriter will never ever go away

It’s dark, it’s heavy, it’s messy. You can’t rewrite on it, you can’t hook up to the net, and you can’t play solitaire on it. Yet, thousands still buy the typewriter.

Former foreign correspondent and author of Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth on the enduring legacy of the machine that will not die:

“I have never had an accident where I have pressed a button and accidentally sent seven chapters into cyberspace, never to be seen again. And have you ever tried to hack into my typewriter? It is very secure.”

Read the full story: Why typewriters beat computers