13A newspaper recently illustrated an article: ‘Is the Age of the Critic Over?’ The Observer, 30 January 2011.

The computer user does their thinking on the screen: Will Self, quoted in Neil Hallows, ‘Why Typewriters Beat Computers’, BBC News Magazine, 30 May 2008,

it does ‘allow a place for accidents’, and there is something about the ‘honesty’ of the medium: Renaud Perrin, e-mail to author, 19 August 2012.

They are beautiful things, a connection to a bygone era: Simon Butler, quoted in ‘Typewriter: Print on Demand’, Bath School of Art and Design: News, 21 January 2013,

15Using a manual typewriter has unlocked a hidden ...

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