Olivetti in Venice – The showroom and typewriters that defy time.

In every inch of its existence Venice’s history stands in contrast with commerce. The deep laneways are a wonder to wander with discoveries to be had around every corner. It is a city that grew in an era of non-existent town planning, and is all the more astonishing for it. Between the weathered walls, glass…

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Cold, Hard Type 3.

Another book? Another book! The last two Cold, Hard Type books are great little tasting plates for the creativity of some of my fellow members of the Typosphere. If you have not read them yet, in the word of Molly Meldrum: Do yourself a favour. The can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Paradigm-Shifts-Typewritten-Digital-Collapse/dp/1097972631 https://www.amazon.com/Escapements-Typewritten-Tales-Post-Digital-Worlds/dp/1097991105 Well, this time…

Cold Hard Type.

In a group email recently Richard Polt discussed the idea of producing a book made up of contributed stories about typewriters and typing in a post apocalyptic world. And why not! I started writing a series something like that a little while ago which I am yet to finish. The first of which episode can…

Now is the winter of our discontent

Autumn is passing here in Melbourne, and the golden leaves that began falling from our trees here a couple of months ago are now reduced to a handful of stayers that will last a few cold-snaps before succumbing to the winter air before falling off. I’ve been feeling aimless of late. I’ve got near 30,000…

No, I’m not dead.

Vital signs are still present: Beating heart with an appearance that I am awake and alert, and my fingers are still able to hit the keyboard. Yep, I believe I still qualify as living. That said, of late I feel my quality of living has been a little questionable. About three and a bit weeks…