@Batye Wow, I haven't seen a typewriter ribbon since some time in the last century! I did have a kind of electric typewriter with some minimal word processing features back in the 90s, but it required special cartridges for printing, as I recall. Also its keyboard was not exaclty durable. I had to pay quite a lot to fix it at one point.
@Ariella it electrical one with spell check build in... wife use to use it a lot sending letters to her friend... as to save money on the ink when we use inkjet printer... as typewriter rubbons staples use to sell very cheap like $1.00 :) on clerance...
@Batye do you stilluse your typewriter, or is there for old time's sake? Aside from some people considering them charmingly quaint and desiring them for decorative purposes, there are some places in the world where they are valued for their function -- particularly the manual ones that require no electricity!
Definitely. Now my work/office travel bag is much lighter. The MacBook Air is so slim I can even fit it in my travel handbag, which is great. I can't do that the MacBook Pro. And when I am somewhere for a longer period of time I take both with me because I am used to wroking with two monitors. Add Internet to that and a cup of tea.
In a museum in Stockholm I saw a good collection of typewriters (yes, they are in museums already). There, you could see, as you say, some kind of desk typewriters and also portable typewriters. Because back in the day, business people also had to carry their writing tools, especially writers and journalists.
@Ariella this days with technology backup is a must cloud or no cloud I prefr to keep it important files on my private usb 1TB SSD hard drive and on the usb memory stick... I still have old working typewriter...
Ariella: Yes. The problem was that I had to wait until after the holidays because the repair shop where I took it was closed. And holidays or not, I had work to do. After that episode, I got a second hand MacBook Air as spare, which is now also great when I travel because it's much lighter than my MacBook Pro. My next upgrade is going to be a new MacBook Air. It's great for my needs.
@Susan I should relay that to the person who spilled the tea -- to watch out for soup, as well. But at least you were able to swap out the keyboard to make it work. I really had to run out to get the replacement modem to get back online and get our VOIP phone to work.