The poems and typewriter-thoughts of Mark Petersen
Good, mature ideas, I think.
Ah, Mark. Sorry you had endure the cold shoulder. I suppose there is no "right" to type, especially in a business premises like a café. It isn't part of the deal for the price of a latte but it is going to be a huge turn on for some proprietors and a big annoyance for others. If I remember (and maybe I don't) but did the section in Richard's book suggested asking if it was OK first? Type-Ins aside, I don't generally type in public myself but I'm really glad there are those who do - more power to you!
Oh hey, you forgot the part about sugaring their gas tank after a week has passed, so that they don't connect it to you. :D
If you ask first you can avoid this negative scenario entirely! Good article though!! I believe you meant to type "reassess" instead of "reaccess", and I think "guest wrote" should have a hyphen (guest-wrote). I love that you typed this up and that you refer to typists being "in uniform" while they are representing with machine. It is so true. I type in public and always ask first and even tell the barista that if I do end up bothering someone just to tell me and I can move or pack up. Thank you for sharing your experience.
That's the nature of blogging by typewriter!
Fix it, Mark. Sheesh. ;)
Great article, Mark! I'll keep these points in mind.
There's always Starbucks. You could arrange a type-in at the competitor's and have a really big event. Good advice Mark.
"Leave classy" I like that!
Firstly, that really sucks - but it was statistically inevitable I fear.The 'in uniform' concept is interesting, I wonder if it will resonate with anyone who has not had to don a uniform and represent some entity that's bigger than themselves?Nice thoughts, Mark.
I totally get it. As a Buddhist in training, as a Canadian in Japan, as a member of my grade school, even as a member of my family - everyone has experienced wanting to do their community proud. I'm honored to be part of this fine typer community with such fine examples to follow as all of you.