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23 Jul 2013, 8:35 pm

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A Brother GX-6750 with a daisy wheel. It's one of my prized possessions, and when it comes to fiction writing, I prefer to use it over Microsoft Word. Why? Because the Internet is so f_$%ing distracting. :wink:


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23 Jul 2013, 8:40 pm

I still have one floating around someplace, just in case. a mechanical portable model. no electronics in it. just metal, plastic, rubber and inked ribbons.



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23 Jul 2013, 8:50 pm

Just yesterday, I was in a local curio shop and they had two GORGEOUS typewriters on sale, for less than $200 a piece. I'm kicking myself for not picking one up, but not having any guarantee of functionality, etc, I'm more likely to start a search for one that is both aesthetic and still actually functional, with ribbon still reasonably available. Nothing was more conducive to excellent runs of long-form fiction and creative adventures, than writing on an honest to God typewriter!


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23 Jul 2013, 9:28 pm

I bet someone will buy those typewriters just for parts to "Steampunk" their Laptop.



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23 Jul 2013, 10:49 pm

Sigh. I remember the days my mother worked at Dritz-Scovill in NYC. She once brought home a grey typewriter that weighed at least a ton. After spending the little change I had on ribbons (black and red, no less!) I wrote my little teenage stories and high school term papers on it. I forgot the brand name but it was a popular one. Clackity-clack went the keys. I should've sought out being a professional writer back then. Oh well.



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23 Jul 2013, 11:43 pm

It looks more modern than mine, which also is a modern one using electricity and same brand also.
I used to use it. I don't want to be a writer anymore.
It's better than handwriting if you want to eventually ocr your texts.



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24 Jul 2013, 6:59 am

I would like to get a teletype machine and establish a RTTY communication with someone far away :lol: .



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24 Jul 2013, 12:32 pm

I wish I had never sold my Royal Portable. It might have fetched a nice price as an antique.

I get it as a graduation present (from High School) in 1954



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24 Jul 2013, 12:39 pm

I had a Smith-Corona with memory. I can't say I'd prefer it over a PC, though. I like viewing how something will look on paper without having to retype the whole page.



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24 Jul 2013, 5:30 pm

Honestly, I can't imagine anything being more conducive to killing all forms of concentration than the noise from a daisy-wheel typewriter. Those, and old daisy wheel printers (I had one for my old apple 2), they'd make the whole room rattle, practically.



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24 Jul 2013, 6:52 pm

Not afraid of making mistakes? You can't correct them on a typewriter.



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24 Jul 2013, 6:57 pm

not unless the typewriter you're using has a correction ribbon. or else just go back to that tape stuff used for typos. I could not have survived without that stuff.



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11 Aug 2013, 9:44 am

I have two typewriters, a Brother AX-24 Daisy Wheel Typewriter, and a Brother EP-7 Portable Dot Matrix Typewriter. I use them for preprinted forms, envelopes , and other quick writing. I've typed on index cards with a typewriter. I still can get Brother ribbons and correction tapes for the AX-24, but I can't get any ribbons for the EP-7. I use them as my hand writing is awful.


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12 Aug 2013, 2:05 pm

The internet can be distracting, but when I just end up turning off my internet when I really need to get typing.

Then when I open it up it's like, 'NOPE'.


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