San Telmo safari

San Telmo safari

On my last day in Buenos Aires, I met three Argentinian typewriter collectors (and a patient collector’s wife) in the old San Telmo neighborhood. We chatted and enjoyed coffee at the El Federal bar. Then we headed to the San Telmo Market. Here’s what we...
Guillermo’s typewriters — and a quiz

Guillermo’s typewriters — and a quiz

I spent a very pleasant evening with Buenos Aires typewriter lover Guillermo Fernández Boan, who showed me lots of interesting typewriters in his collection. (You can see more photos of his machines on The Typewriter Database.) Here are some notable machines. A...
Buenos Aires safari

Buenos Aires safari

Last night I just had to go with some fellow philosophers to a wine bar named after Heidegger’s Being and Time. This cartoon on their menu suggests that oenophilia is a way out of technological captivity. Good thing that “we are not what we eat, we are...
Typewriters in Buenos Aires

Typewriters in Buenos Aires

F.A.’s blog (hope he revives it) University of Buenos Aires: Librería Obelisco (website): Prices are in Argentinian pesos (currently about 15 to the US dollar). This name variant of the Imperial is new to me: I checked my laptop and found that I had this image...
Glimpses of Buenos Aires

Glimpses of Buenos Aires

Here are a few scenes of Buenos Aires for readers who may be interested. Warning: there’s not much of a typewriterly nature here, nor is this a typecast. (Confession: I’m quietly multitasking here, during a particularly unexciting presentation at the...