Clip from Ready, Willing, and Able (1937). View larger here.
As Donovan and I prepare for our Champaign-Urbana Letter Writing Social, I find my mind preoccupied with typewriters. Since we are giving one away at the social, I can't help but think about how happy the person who wins the typewriter will feel.
I try to think back about how I felt when I got my first typewriter, which was given to me for free many many years ago. How exciting it all was. The clacking sounds, my soar finger tips, the accomplished feeling you get just from hitting the keys. I found this clip from the movie Ready, Willing, and Able (1937) and felt it is the closest to expressing what that first typewriter feeling is like. I hope you enjoy.
For those of you who can join us this weekend at the Mini-Maker Faire, the above typewriter is the one we have up for grabs. Stop by, say hello, and get a giveaway ticket.