QWERTYFEST MKE 2024

QWERTYFEST MKE 2024

This was the second year of QWERTYFEST in Milwaukee, and organizers Tea Krulos and Molly Snyder plan to create a tradition. Timed to coincide with Typewriter Day (June 23) and located in the city where Christopher Latham Sholes invented QWERTY, the fest was a...
Give me poem topics

Give me poem topics

    On Saturday I’ll be typing poems for the public at a neighborhood festival. I need to get my lyrical juices flowing. Give me a topic, any topic, and I’ll type up a poem that will appear in my next blog post. My time limit will be five minutes...
Fumio Yoshimura’s wooden typewriters

Fumio Yoshimura’s wooden typewriters

Yesterday’s post reminded me of Japanese-American sculptor Fumio Yoshimura and his wooden typewriters.   This sculpture from 1972 is called “Alger Hiss’ Woodstock Typewriter.” The depressed keys reflect some damage that has occurred since...
A wooden typewriter kit

A wooden typewriter kit

For those who’ve built their Lego typewriter and are looking for a new challenge, here’s a neat concept.       More evidence of the continuing popularity of typewriters in the 21st century!...
Mark Hurst on robots vs. typewriters

Mark Hurst on robots vs. typewriters

  Typewriter robot, as generated by a robot (Midjourney)   Mark Hurst, who recently interviewed me for his show Techtonic, has come up with the following list of ten differences between robots and typewriters. • Surveillance:  robots have multiple cameras...