About a month ago, I had a meeting with my staff about our upcoming Teen ContentCamp. We are planning on including a brief historical discussion of communication with our group of 25 tech-savvy teenagers.
“What if I showed them a typewriter,” my business partner Philip said sarcastically. “I bet they wouldn’t even know what it was.”
So much has changed since I was a teen when I had to type out book reports on typewriters. I still have my old typewriter somewhere in my basement. But sometimes I feel like I want to go back to the analog world with the typewriter because looking at smartphones and computers can be mentally draining.
It seems like other people have the same idea and yearning for the days of old communication. I hope I can convey to the kids that typewriters are still cool.
And a brief history of this magical machine.