A Royal Upgrade

In addition to my Apple iBook G4 laptop and my newly acquired Treo™ 700P pda, today I inherited my mother’s Royal Quiet DeLuxe manual typewriter.

This is the same typewriter used by writer, Bernard Malamud. It was also one of Hemmingway’s favorites. It comes with a sturdy carrying case for travel.

Below is my first manually typed blog entry, (with only one typo!) Click on the image for a larger view.

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  1. Anna HP on November 19, 2006 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Touching the same keys as your mother? Getting in touch with your feminine side I reckon, couldn´t be more proud of my gay husband 🙂

  2. Clint on November 19, 2006 at 6:38 pm Reply

    I’m jealous you type that well. I only have about a 95% accuracy, and my backspace key is continually saving my butt.

  3. KJ on November 19, 2006 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Ooooo!

    You can still buy ribbon?

  4. Peterson Toscano on November 20, 2006 at 12:21 am Reply

    kj, you can buy ANYTHING on line.

  5. Diana_CT on November 20, 2006 at 12:39 am Reply

    I use to do my term papers in college on a manual typewriter. I was horrible on a typewriter – “No Speel Checker” 😉
    Give me a computer!

  6. Peterson Toscano on November 20, 2006 at 3:01 am Reply

    and no copy and paste. I know, but it feels good to exercise for a change.

  7. Christine on November 20, 2006 at 4:08 am Reply

    My dad used to have an old manual (heck, he probably has it now if my mom hasn’t gotten to it) and I can still remember hearing that super loud “click…clack…click…” coming from the kitchen table.

    I remember trying to type on it as a kid and having to start about a foot in the air to get enough force to push down a key. It’s a sweet memory. Thanks.

    And I’m really glad you have that….

  8. Peterson Toscano on November 20, 2006 at 4:25 am Reply

    Have listen a here

  9. Christine on November 20, 2006 at 4:40 am Reply

    Yeah, that’s totally it! Cool. (Although my dad typed about half that fast.)

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