Several technical sites published the news about closure of Godrej & Boyce, apparently the last factory in the world that was still manufacturing manual typewriters. I was surprised that it closed down in 2011 and not earlier. Curiosity made me look into my stack of old documents to find one typed using a manual typewriter. Guess what! I found only one. My court issued marriage certificate appears to be prepared using a typewriter; however I am not sure if it was mechanical or electrical typewriter. Do you have a document typed using a manual typewriter?
Imagine framing a document, a letter, a note or a blog post with a manual typewriter, without first writing with hand. Can you guess how it will look like? Misspelled words, grammatical errors, crossed out, unfinished & disconnected sentences and no pictures. One could suggest preparing the text before typing but how many of us can actually think without a keyboard and a computer screen. I cannot. Can you? Is technology helping or hurting us?
(Picture from Google. I do not have a typewriter)