Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Typewriters (2) : Olympia Olympiette

After the Brother 1350 which started the collection, this is my favourite typewriter in the collection. We are now in the 1980s and plastic is used more and more. So why do i love this typewriter so much, apart from the fact it types really well i love the fact it has London map stickers on it. It seems to me this was a typewriter that worked hard throughout it's life.

Another question you might be asking is why do i love typewriters so much? I shall endeavour to answer that over the last few weeks. Typewriters are very physical machines, unlike computers which are largely esoteric (well being a computing graduate and having had a 27 year career in IT i know what happens inside the box but it isn't very visible!) However, with a typewriter everything is straight forward. You hit a key, the lever it is connected to then impacts a piece of paper. Who knows what goes on inside Microsoft Word? Literally no one.