Procrastinating my writing by way of typecasting...
How are you liking your Lettera on the rails & hotel rooms of America? I just got my first Lettera 32 in the mail today - what a mess it was, but fortunately it was fairly easy to get apart to fix the stuff that was wrong with it (and I can now see why eraser shavings are a typewriter repairman's bread & butter). It seems like it would be a pretty good traveling companion.Get home safe (:
I'm loving the Lettera 32 as a travel companion. For me, the key has been to find a backpack that would hold the typer with the rest of my self.I thought the 25 pound weight would get to me, but I've had no issues carrying it and I have been walking a lot with it.
I am curious what types of responses you get and conversations are initiated by you using that thing on the train.-Justin
We'll see. Although, I'm still a bit of a chicken when it comes to public typing...but maybe I'll get some courage here in a bit.
I was wondering the same thing! I've seen a few videos on YouTube of a guy bringing a typewriter into a lecture class at a university. It's all a gag, but it's great fun! I've only typed in public at the local river walk and I usually get a few old timers stopping to ask me about the machine and ask me if it's my mom's or my dad's! When I tell them it's mine they rarely, if ever, believe me.Let's hope your outcome is a little more positive!
I typed at a park once and just got some looks. For a while some time ago I typed at a particular coffee shop pretty consistently on Tuesday afternoons. No one seemed to care too much. I think only one person ever came up to me--an older gentleman, of course--and said, "I thought I heard a typewriter somewhere but I didn't believe it. Man, that brings back some memories."-Justin