Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Do You Know How To Use A Typewriter?

I know this will date me,
but, did any of you own a typewriter?
Do you know what they are?
Do you know how they work?
I never would have guessed that 
Typewriter quilt fabric
 could possibly be a mystery 
to the next generation.
Kids React To Typewriters
actually made me feel a little better.
This will probably be my one and only opportunity
to actually know more about 
how to use a device
than they do.

6 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is the way I learned how to type - on a regular typewriter that wasn't electric!! you had to swish that bar at the end to swing it back to the start of the page - luckily electric typewriters came along shortly after I began to learn but something about swishing that bar at the end of the line was neat!

Sara said...

This video was so funny - thanks for sharing. Love watching the kids think through how it worked.

I learned to type on a manual typewriter at school. And when I started teaching I used a nice electric typewriter all the time, along with the crank type mimeograph machines to copy. But I'm so glad we don't have to use these anymore.

Needled Mom said...

FGJH, FGJH, FGJH......... oh yes!!! I well remember the speed tests in typing class.

KMSC said...

I also learned how to type on a manual typewriter. My husband and I still have an electric typewriter that we use on occasion. BTW, my daughter and her husband live in Seattle. There is a sculpture there of an typewriter eraser (the type that has a wheel eraser on one end and a brush on the other)They had no idea what it was. They just thought it was an odd sculpture.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh gosh, that is too funny . I wish I still had mine. What was that line that used all the letters..... The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog?

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

That's how I learned to type...on an old-fashioned typewriter. Never used an electronic one until high school! :)