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Reverting to type

More on Darren Wershler-Henry’s The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting, via John Latta, who cites the following haunting and incantatory utterance:

Amaranath sasesusos Oronoco initiation secedes Uruguay Philadelphia.

This will be running through my head as I fall asleep tonight…

What? Oh, something to do with aligning the keys. Have you no soul? I’ll have to read this book, though. 344 pages on the history of typewriting? It’s got to be good.

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Written by Dave Lovely

July 25, 2007 at 9:28 pm

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Monkey business

Bookish Monkey has a certain fellow-feeling for the 100 unfortunate virtual monkeys of the felicitously-named Monkey Shakespeare Simulator who, after typing furiously since 2003, have produced a mere 19 letters of The Two Gentlemen of Verona:

Valentine. Cease to 1dor:eFLPoFRjWK78aXz …

Rather poignant, I think. The detail comes from a TLS review of Darren Wershler-Henry’s The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting. More at Golden Rule Jones.

Written by Dave Lovely

July 24, 2007 at 10:50 pm

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