Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I was taken with it at first sight; then I wondered if it was sacrilige. The USB Typewriter, though it is mildly invasive, doesn't ruin the function of the typewriter and should be reversible -- though I do wish he'd pad the platen:

I would not do this to a rare machine but as typewriter mods go, it is among the better. There are ways to slick it up (Pogo[tm] pins for the keybar contacts, for instance) but it's not bad.

1 comment:

  1. I saw that yesterday too (perhaps we are on the same mailing lists!). It does look fairly inevasive, but I do wonder on the longevity of the mod. Those contacts aren't that wide and I could see some typebars having enough variance in their travel to simply miss.

    Pretty cool though.