Type

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Introduction1

Fact of Fiction? The Legend of the QWERTY Keyboard (Jimmy Stamp, Smithsonian Magazine)
A brief history of the QWERTY keyboard (Michelle Starr, CNET)
QWERTY Keyboard (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

type : a rectangular block usually of metal bearing a relief character from which an inked print can be made — Webster

typewriter : a machine for writing in characters similar to those produced by printer’s type by means of keyboard-operated types striking a ribbon to transfer ink or carbon impressions onto the paper — Webster

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical device with keys that, when pressed, cause characters to be printed on a medium, usually paper. Typically one character is printed per keypress, and the machine prints the characters by making ink impressions of type elements similar to the sorts used in movable type letterpress printing. From their invention in 1868 through much of the 20th century, typewriters were indispensable tools for recording the written word. Widely used by professional writers and in offices for decades, by the end of the 1980s, word processors and personal computers largely displaced typewriters in the settings where they previously had been ubiquitous in the western world. — Wikipedia

Typewriter (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Search

Typewriter (WolframAlpha)

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Innovation

Celluon Magic Cube Projection Keyboard Review (Michael S. Lasky, Wired)

Technology

Computer keyboard A computer keyboard is a peripheral input device modeled after the typewriter keyboard[1] which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys to act as mechanical levers or electronic switches. Replacing early punched cards and paper tape technology, interaction via teleprinter-style keyboards have been the main input method for computers since the 1970s, supplemented by the computer mouse since the 1980s. — Wikipedia

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Preservation

History

A brief history of typewriters (Richard Polt, The Classic Typewriter Page)
Early Typewriter Collectors Association

Museum

The Virtual Typewriter Museum

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Typing Club
Nitro Type

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

News

NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Humor

Typewriters (Tim Hunkin, The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia)

Toy

Hobby

California Typewriter (Official Site)
Uncommon Type (Tom Hanks and Kevin Twomey)
Hanx Writer (Apple App Store)

Just My Typewriter (YouTube Channel)

ETCetera Magazine (Early Typewriter Collectors’ Association)
Classic Typewriter Page

Arts

Poem

Though electric and meriting hype,
My old typewriter’s now overripe.
Sure, it printed text neatly
And fixed typos completely,
But computers are much more my type. —
Rachel N. Ruchiccio, electric typewriter, OEDILF

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

returntotop

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Media

Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.