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“As I typed those words, I wept.”

by | Mar 10, 2018 | Book, correspondence, Insurgency | 8 comments

I’m almost embarrassed to post this excerpt from a letter, but I take it as a tribute to typewriters, not to me.

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  1. DCLewis

    This is inspiring. Thanks for posting.

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  2. Joe V

    Wonderful!

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  3. C.M. Mayo

    Dear Richard, Yes, yes, yes. Thank you for posting this. I wouldn't say I cried to read your manifesto, but I also found it very moving. Glad to see the mention in this post of the work of Cal Newport and Nicholas Carr. Right now I am reading Stephen L. Talbott, starting with his first book on the subject, back in the 90s, THE FUTURE DOES NOT COMPUTE. P.S. I'm on the hunt for a second Hermes 3000, but with a German language keyboard. Will report. Kind regards from your fan, C.M. Mayo

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  4. C.M. Mayo

    P.S. But there is indeed good reason to cry, for everyone to cry.

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  5. Richard P

    Speaking of books that have aged well, I recently read Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman (1985). A very clear critique of television that applies well to the Internet in most regards.

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  6. C.M. Mayo

    Believe it or not, Neil Postman's book is sitting on my desk! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  7. TonysVision

    If i am comprehending correctly (not a given) your letter was written at the initiation of your realization of the value of typewriting, and presages the full realization of the Manifesto. When did you write the letter?

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  8. Richard P

    No, this is an excerpt from a letter I received a few days ago.

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