Wacky Weekend: Office Evolution Part 2

Posted Jan 17 2015 in , , , , , ,

So, I spent more time in my office closet this weekend. I’ve been in my home for about ten years now. When I moved in we put a ton of stuff into my office closet, but now I’m cleaning it out. New Year’s Cleaning instead of Spring Cleaning you might call it.

I found this:

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Anybody out there know what it is? For those who don’t…it’s an electric typewriter. Pretty cool for its time. You could switch out a font wheel and have italics, if I remember correctly. But mostly, it had a CORRECT button. That meant no corrector paper or white out! YAY!

For those too young to remember, when you wrote a paper on this, you couldn’t go back and revise unless the word you wanted to fix was the same number of letters as the word you mistakenly wrote. I composed 20-page and 30-page school and college papers on this wonderful beauty. I even started my very first book on it. I wrote quite a few pages. None to see the light of day, of course.

It works. It’s in great condition. A few scratches exist on the case that covers the keyboard, but that’s it. 

What do I do with it? Toss it? Send it to a museum? Let it gather another ten years of dust? I don’t even use it to fill out forms or address envelopes anymore. Sigh. I don’t even think Good Will would want it.

What do you do with the obsolete when it still works?

Gasp.

Hopefully people don’t fall into that category..because I’m getting close, I’m afraid!

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