Although I use computers as evident from my online presence, coworkers and friends always found it strange that I chose to keep at least one typewriter available in my office at work or here in my home study. I actually have four. The manual carry case smith I used in school, an executive hammer strike, a Selectric II and a "modern" daisy wheel with memory feature. Although I may use the word processor on my PC and printer to compose a letter, I still use a typewriter to address envelopes as it is generally easier and faster to properly address them on a typewriter. I also prefer using a typewriter when typing reports or filling in carbon copy forms. I so dislike receiving PC word processor typed correspondences mailed to me in hand written addressed envelopes because the person sending the letter doesn't want to take the time to set their printer settings to address an envelope or don't know how. While reading my Sunday paper I read this article that the 20th century typewriter is gaining a fan base among the sector of society becoming burned out with the technological advancements. Although the article was in my local paper I did find the same article online with the Pueblo Chieftain AP source. http://www.chieftain.com/business/t...cle_16979f3e-7f94-543b-8611-663689453976.html "ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Typewriter enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas. Fans in Boston kneel in a city square and type stories about their lives during a pro-immigration demonstration. A documentary on typewriters featuring Tom Hanks and musician John Mayer is set for release this summer..." Although over the past couple decades PCs and word programs have out paced the use of typewriters, I know many as myself who still keep one and I read that the Brother company still produces about 200,000 per year for industries and agencies that still use carbon copy forms and manufacture clear plastic daisy wheel models for use by prison inmates so they can type their legal appeals and such and the machines cannot be used to hide contraband. Ribbons and ribbon cartridges of course have become as expensive as ink cartridges, I still find a typed letter ,report, resume' or manuscript a bit more classier than a ink jet printed piece. So anyone else still keep their old typewriter to use for convenience , nostalgic inspiration , to avoid tech burnout or just to drop a note delivered by snail mail to a relative who doesn't do email or can't read your handwriting?