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Artists Celebrate Leonard Cohen in Montréal

“There is a crack in everything,        that’s how the light gets in.”              –Leonard Cohen   Leonard Cohen : Une brèche en toute chose/A Crack in Everything (at Montréal’s Museum of Contemporary art) features art and multimedia installations celebrating the life and work of Montréal’s late troubadour.  … Read more »

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Writing Tools: The Alphasmart

An obsolete writing tool that deserves some praise and recognition is the Alphasmart. Basically a typewriter with a hard drive, the Alphasmart gives you portable, distraction-free word processing and an impressive battery life–700 hours on 3 AAs. You can upload your work via USB. The Alphasmart 3000 is available on Amazon for $19.25

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Typewriter Basics — 1944 U.S Navy Training Film

“You won’t get to be an Admiral, but you could be an Admiral’s Secretary.” Check out this amusing, albeit sexist, typewriter tutorial produced by the U.S Navy in 1944. The expert advice of Ms. Lenore Fenton, award-winning typist, is still helpful for anyone working on a typewriter today.

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Your Very Own Orange Typewriter

Found on Etsy: a 1970s Silver Reed 200 portable, the same model as the machine behind the Orange Typewriter interviews.