An Ode to Typewriters

Rick Poynor has a great post on Design Observer to a classic piece of pre-computer technology:

In Memoriam: My Manual Typewriter

…Today, antique typewriters have become collectables. Companies dedicate themselves to finding rare machines and restoring them to working order. Olympia is still making typewriters and, incredibly, there are even a few manual models still in production.”

He offers up a link to mytypewriter.com with a great collection of vintage typewriters.