Business demands perfection. to achieve that with a typewriter needs a person who was very, very good at their job. and that is the only job that person could do. mostly. answering a phone means getting interrupted. which opens the possibility of mistakes. this was why companies had a “typing pool” to keep the typist from distractions and interruptions. not one modern company has a typing pool. word processing allows for perfection through iteration. you do not need a high level of skill to pull this off. anyone can use a werp. the typist could be you. you can send your words to an editor, grammarian, and fact checker. all of those changes can be incorporated automatically or by you as needed. litte by little the typewriter was replaced with computers in all shapes causing parts and supplies for them to stop getting made. the repair shops closed with only a dozen or so remaining, staying open until the last repairman calls it over. there is a thriving nostalgia for typewriters that will keep them working, collecting parts, scans of repair documents, supporting a niche business or two, and some people just like them. but the real reason typewriters are obsolete? speel chcking.
How did typewriters do work? If you are one of those people who don't read the instructions, or just get frustrated with the slow process of pressing the keys, this website should help explain it to you. See Typewriter Tutorial for basic explanations. Do you know which type of printer/typewriter we use for the blog? That information is available on our Typepad. Can I write about my favorite typewriter? You can, in fact, post a blog about a typewriter, and people will comment using your name as your username and then mention you as the writer. (Sorry, not all typewriter blogs can be done this way). My favorite typewriter or typewriters? If you think that you can write about your favorite typewriter, we might just post a couple of photos. In the blog comments, you can tell us about your favorite typewriter. If you're particularly clever, you could even take the photo, and write.