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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Toner, schmoner.

Ever regret your lack of meaningful correspondence? Email just doesn't seem to cut it. You'd love to write those meaningful Kerouacian communications, but your Gen-Y/spell-checker status is synonymous with third-grade penmanship. (Make that second-grade; in third grade you at least learned cursive.) You would use the tools of the trade, but toner and full-justification lack the personal touch.

Well Gents, have I the solution for you. It's ink, but not ink-jet. It's manual, but won't bring back the tennis-elbow memories of bar exam dread. It's the manual typewriter! Thought they were positively paleolithic? Well, the Italians--that's right, the makers of the Vespa--still have it goin' on!

[Enter, stage right] the Linea 198 from Olivetti. Built to "Duck and Cover" in the event that Castro ever ran out of Cubans, its non-electric mechanical engineering is itself a piece of wonder.


But, if that is too much commitment from a binary baby, then may I suggest a the MS 25 Premier Plus, my personal favorite.


[Hint, hint.] (Friday has required the liquidation of the Rubicon, before I enroll as an agent of Interzone.)

Talk about sexy. Don't you just want to bang out some gritty prose with backspace-free abandon?

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