Thankfulness at Christmas.

Hi there. I’m sure most of you are reading this while nursing a nasty hangover, glancing or between moments of keeping an eye on your kids as they roll around on newly acquired Christmas presents, driving as dangerously close to injuring themselves as they can. So thanks for stopping by! If you’re on the northern…

The Tale Of The Stolen Royal.

I’d finished a late shift at work. It was 11:40 PM and I’d given myself an hour of de-tune time in front of the computer at the end of my workday so I popped onto the Facebook typewriter collectors page. A friend from Austria posted an article about a stolen typewriter, musing ‘Any of you missing one’?…

A Very Long Engagement

Blows dust off keyboard. Good morning. How have we all been? Some of you may have noticed a bit of an absence from this blog, and a long… very long… delay in producing episode 4 of my podcast. Episode 4 is partially recorded, but incomplete.  I haven’t posted on here, or replied to most other…

Ghost In The Shell (2017) a primer for the typosphere.

  Portions of this text were originally written on typewriter and converted to electronic text, while other parts were originally electronic and then re-typed. There’s original typed and electronic sections as well.  This is the trailer for the modern re-making of the Anime film. The Major is the lead protagonist in a team that investigates cyber-crime and…

The typewriters of Singapore

Early in September I had an opportunity to visit a country I have always been quite fascinated by. While its colonial past seems relatively peaceful, Singapore became a major flashpoint during the Second World War that had huge implications for the region, including Australia. It is an island that shares a waterway with the south…

Published! A celebration.

It is easy to feel history when you are walking down a 500 year old cobblestone road in Italy. Our story – the story of billions of people have flowed down such roads every day. A story that is worn into the stones and written on the walls. You can see it and you can…