I wish there was a way for me to embed the video, but I haven't figured it out yet... anyway, here is a link:
THIS IS THE LINK, NOT THE PHOTO...
Enjoy the short clip and feel free to pass it around, let people know typewriter collecting is indeed a real thing.
Congratulations, Mark, I enjoyed the feature! So when are you going to share Tom Hanks' letter in a post?ReplyDelete
Never really felt sure like I had the permission to. It seems a little strange to me, as it was sent to me and not public. I did add it on facebook though (friends only of course) so I could throw it up here at some point.Delete
You had interesting things to say, and great machines to show, but I found the reporter's narrative to be seriously condescending.ReplyDelete
No, the reporter was fair and wrote an excellent script. Orly is a wonderful guy and would never belittle anyone.Delete
Reporters are always condescending during "Weird Collections" pieces, either that or absurdly bubbly. At least the editors generally pick clips that make sense and show the machines well. Typospherians interview very well, and Mark did an excellent job. (:ReplyDelete
Well done! As "Unknown" said, the tone of the story was kind of condescending ... as if typewriters weren't chick magnets! As if you had to be nuts to like them! But that's just part of the "man bites dog" tone that journalists think they need to use.ReplyDelete
FYI, there's no relationship between Hammond organs and the Hammond typewriters.
I had no idea they were not associated, just kind of assumed they were. I still want a Hammond though.Delete
You represented yourself - and us - well in that piece. Where did you get the single-row Classic 12? I lost an auction for one on ebay some months ago ;-[ReplyDelete
eBay but I think I won mine with just one bid...Delete
Good one, good sir! And we even get to know you just a little bit more. And a voice to attach to the face!ReplyDelete
Great feature and let's face it people, it is a curious obsession which many people just wouldn't get. I'd wondered about the Hammond connection too but Richard sheds light, as ever.ReplyDelete
Well done!!! The reporter was obviously grasping for material asking something as stupid as "are they chick magnets?" -- but you did very well and your collection is awesome.ReplyDelete
It was a throwaway line, as you'll find in most features. Orlando Salinas is one of the best in the business, and beloved by those who know him.Delete
He was a very friendly guy and I liked him enough to invite him over. You lose things when you edit an hour of filming down to less than two minutes. I think it came out pretty good.Delete
If they ever do a follow up on you - lets get a bunch of bikini-clad chicks in your room. About a dozen or so or maybe more so that the typewriter-to-chick ratio is 3-1ReplyDelete