Typewriter

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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

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

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

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

Encyclopædia Britannica

Search

WolframAlpha

Portal

The Classic Typewriter Page (Richard Polt)

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Preservation

History

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

Technology in the Classroom: Make Keyboarding Fun (Jacqui Murray, Teach Hub)

News

NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Media

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

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

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Notes

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