When was the last time you received or wrote a typewritten letter? Better yet, when was the last time you so much as saw a typewriter?
The elegant, antiquated word processor became obsolete long ago but they haven’t ceased to exist. In fact, they may even be due for a comeback -- that is, if Jack Zylkin, an electrical engineer from Philadelphia, has his way.
Zylkin, a typewriter enthusiast of sorts, has devised a simple electrical method for turning any typewriter into a computer keyboard. He calls it the USB Typewriter kit; after installing it, you can write a letter on a typewriter and have an instant backup copy on your computer.
In essence, you can write an email, or post to Twitter and Facebook -- any computer application you want -- with a typewriter.
“Realistically speaking, most people don’t have the space on their desk or time to use a typewriter in their daily lives,” said Zylkin in an interview conducted over Skype. “With the USB typewriter, I hope to take the magic of oldRead More »from Revenge of the Typewriter