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    It's not National Typewriter Day

    June 23 was National Typewriter Day. If you’re wondering why I didn’t celebrate it, it’s because I forgot. I used my first typewriter when I was four, and I ditched my last one over twenty years ago. There was a time when I couldn’t write without it, but now I find the typewriter easy to forget.

    Perhaps you are asking yourself, “What is a typewriter?” Between the printing press and the personal computer, a writing technology emerged that spread like wildfire and then suddenly disappeared almost without a trace: it was the typewriter.