Since the iPhone 5 came out just today and made me think a lot about what new breakthroghs in technology means for the stuff from the past. I found this discovery about a guy who created the USB typewriter to be really relevant. Typewriters are considered obsolete but don't you think that your iphone 5 will be one day too? You're not going to pass down an iPhone 5 to generations to come, right? This man really has the right idea...
"An engineer has to make something that can be mass produced, but a hacker can emprovise as they make something."
Inspired by fellow tech-savvy enthusiasts at hackerspace Hive76, inventor Jack Zylkin (usbtypewriter.etsy.com) gives new life to the vintage typewriter. They also claim to redefine the word "hacker"...find out more in the video
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I guess what I find weird about this concept is that it's really just preserving the act of typing and not the beauty that a typewriter has when it punches letters on paper. But, think of Woody Allen for example, a director who wrote all of his screenplays on a type writer and did all of the revisions manually...do you think using a typewriter added to his creative genius? Was it a tool that added to his style?
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