Should I get rid of the typewriter?

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Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Postby PaulaO » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:34 pm

I'm a hospital librarian. My entire collection is electronic. However, I still have a typewriter shoved under a cart. It's a holdover from the days of manually filling out interlibrary loan forms and typing book cards and labels. I haven't turned it on in years so I don't even know if it works. I do believe it is the only typewriter in the hospital. It looks so forlorn and antiquated. Do I pitch it??

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Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Postby Srhorselady » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:19 pm

Yep! Unless you want to keep it as a future antique, says the retired public library librarian who got rid of her last typewriter 20 years ago.

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Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Postby texsuze » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:02 pm

I say 'nope', keep the antique. Ralph Nader still uses a typewriter ;) . One day you can show all the plugged-in, yet disconnected upstarts how things used to be and how folks still survived and thrived even with these primitive communication tools!

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Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Postby Koolkat » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:34 am

Send it to Tom Hanks. . . . (click on blue arrow, upper left):

https://www.npr.org/2017/10/16/55763621 ... about-them

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Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Postby Moutaineer » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:51 am

If it's a manual, keep it! I'll bet it's an electric typewriter, however, and therefore will be no good when Armageddon strikes anyway...

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Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Postby Chisamba » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:11 pm

Koolkat wrote:Send it to Tom Hanks. . . . (click on blue arrow, upper left):

https://www.npr.org/2017/10/16/55763621 ... about-them

I bought and started reading it lol

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Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Postby acheyarcher » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:24 pm

I forgot about this book. I will have to put it on my list again
I can still remember our first typewriter, probably bought at Goodwill in the late 40s.


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