RIP: Typewriter 1867 – 2011

From their invention in 1867 through much of the 20th century, typewriters were indispensable tools for many authors and businessmen. By the end of the 1980s, however, word processors and personal computers largely displaced typewriters in the settings where they previously had been ubiquitous in the western world. Although typewriters remain in use in some areas of the world, the world’s last typewriter factory—Godrej and Boyce—closed in April 2011 in Mumbai.Read More

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