There is still something about typewriters. Old-fashioned, timeless, and classic -- the writer's companion before laptops even came close. Don't get me wrong; the computer and the internet are one of the most useful things ever invented, and without them, well I wouldn't be typing this -- but the charm of typewriters, to me, can't be replaced. When I was a kid, I heard it all the time. Papers and most of the office work in my grandparent's Optometry clinic were done with the help of these beauties. I will not forget the crazy 'tap tap tap tap' sounds they make. I long to hear them again.
"Typewriters -- they make me write in a different fashion, and also provide an alternate trigger for inspiration." - Christopher Watkins