Communication has speeded up but is that as much a change as moving from word of mouth to print? From horse to horseless? From showing respect to demanding it? Are questions the prelude to change or just wanderings allowing things to stay the same?
What is the meaning when you say you are of modest means? A car, a home? Take the bus and rent an apartment? Could afford college… night school?
If people are unable to agree and cause a shutdown… why is it they continue to work while the people who know how to work together get sent home? Just saying…
The Ape (Gorilla) in question owns a 1908 Underwood 5 and types on it, which is all I needed to know to read this book. For younger readers (or young minds) well worth it.
With a serial number 9950063 it came at the end of the model year. In 1968 Laugh-In was on TV. 2001 a Space Odyssey was at the show. Apple records was started and Yale started to admit women.
PS: This is a 49 year old typewriter, not 39. I must not like thinking about the years adding up the way they do. I was 12 in 1968, adding 49 years… makes me 39…
The Barr Universal has its own unique look and feel. It is like and unlike any other typewriter. As our people… it makes me want to life my barr (so to speak) in thinking.
My first post was on a Olympia SM7 from 1961. I had heard an Olympia portable was used by Stan Laurel, which was all the recommendation I needed. Checking my typed pages I learned that it was not until September 2012 that I confirmed this information. Back then I did not even number my posts (only after I passed 250 and felt it would be helpful to keep track).
Along the way I discovered a website called Letters from Stan where they collected letters that Stan Laurel typed… in 2012 the number of letters was 1,184 today it is 1,620. Mr. Laurel died Feb 23, 1965 and the last letter they show is from Feb 20, 1965. Laurel & Hardy always brought a smile to my face.
Is all you need to set things right. 52 years ago this one came to type and never stopped its so Royal.
Letting words fly… dragging out meanings in verse or worse; laying out lines of lime colored lies or just purple prose. All examples of wordplay when the meaning of words just stresses out the day.