Typewriters Lasting in India


The typewriter factories no longer exist, but repairs and usage continues in India. Power doesn’t exist for a huge population, and that doesn’t mean they’re illiterate. Typing manually is still a feeling that’s hard to explain. One the one hand, mistakes are not easily corrected. Huge shifts of paragraphs can’t be done on the fly. A page needs to be reworked, first manually with pencil or pen, then a retyping after retyping until you finally get the final product. In India, repairs are being done on the machines, and there’s plenty of them of all vintages in circulation. (LA Times – typewriters in India)