A Movie About a Man and His Machine

I like everything about this idea.  I’ve even thought about doing something similar.  This is the power of story + people, connecting.  One of the things I like most about a typewriter is that it is immediate gratification, while ironically, slowing down time.  What I mean by that is that I cannot type on a typewriter near as fast as I can my computer and I have to be more deliberate because once that key pounds the page, there is no going back.  No delete.  No Spellcheck.  Thus, it slows my process — but just like the Polaroid, I get to have it in my hot little hands immediately after I rip it out from the carriage.  The words don’t just sit on a digital page, never meeting the 8.5 by 11 white space they should call home.  And this guy gets that.  (Oh, and how brave to engage with strangers!!!)

There is also a great little bit on the website about cyber bullying and the author’s attempt to navigate those rough waters.