The poems and typewriter-thoughts of Mark Petersen
Great advice. I need to include something like this in the Typewriter Insurgency book!
Certainly! This can be refined and expanded and reduced until we get something perfect.
Not a big fan of public typing. It seems to me more of a pose than an act of creativity. A legal pad written upon with either a pencil or pen (fountain or ball point). The only exceptions should be if you're Red Smith or Ernie Pyle.
I did my first public typing this weekend at a letter-writing event in my tiny town. I asked if it was okay first (they'd said "bring your favorite pen or laptop") and they were thrilled. There was so much noise of people talking that the clackety-clack wasn't too disruptive, though I think a couple of folks were not pleased. But most everyone else thought it was great, said it was "grounding," and said they'd be getting their old typers out. I even met someone who has a fairly large collection that I hope to get to paw through. I have to say, it was hard to concentrate with all the noise and feeling a bit self-conscious. Typing takes more thought than computer entry - those typos tend to stand out!
Brian's is an encouraging report. I think the potential benefits to public typing usually outweigh the drawbacks.
(y)!Great write up!I was telling myself on the flight back to Aussieland that I have to do more type-outs at the park or at the shops... Or at work when I do get a job ha ha.