If you didn't have a computer, would you still write?
And what if, all you had was an old ribbon type typewriter but not a computer, would you use it?
nope, i won't be posting online if there is no computer. Afterall, it is hard to get article published in newspaper with typewriter
Probably... but it would have to be an electric typewriter, because I never had the finger strength to type very well with those old fashioned ones!!
I hear ya, FatFreddysCat! I learned on a non-electric typewriter back in H.S. Needed lots of hand coordination, too. So we had type to music (the Cha-Cha was the best). OMG, hilarious!
Heidi, now that is funny...we weren't allowed to use the electric typwriters until senior year. Over and over again, faster each time: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog"
Yup, when I started my junior-high typing class I couldn't press the keys hard enuff to make any impressions on the paper, haha... so the teacher stuck me at an electric typewriter in the back of the room, and that's what I learned to type on.
Yes. Writers did it in the past, so I see no reason why I couldn't use it as an alternative. I write a lot of my drafts on paper anyway. So I view the computer as an editing/finalizing tool. Which could be replaced if necessary.
Yes. Definitely I would. When you found what you love to do, nothing will stand in your way.
Probably. I want to put my words on paper and my handwriting is awful
For Myself Maybe But No I'd start Speaking or Creating in some other Form of Media Radio, Video, Public Billboard Graffiti on Walls Trains abandon Building. Paintings Sculpture I suck at all of those to But I'd Try I'd Dream Or I'd die!
No; however, (a matter of fact) when I use a computer or i-pad I do not write either, I actually type or peck depending on the real definition of typing. On occasion, I do like to dictate a wee-bit too. I definitely do not write to accomplish my "writings" or to reinforce my argument I should "pec" works instead of "writings"...
OMGosh, I did have an old typewriter just like that and I did use it. The keys were hard to punch, but it sure strengthened my hand muscles and prepared me for learning the keyboard. I would still use it if I still had it. I love that style TW.
And, yes - if I did not have a computer, I would still write. I once wrote an entire novel by hand - some 3000 pages. I lost it somewhere over the years. Maybe someone will find it and publish it. LOL
Yes of course, what ever instrument I had handy to jot down my stories, the use of crayons, stick in the sand, or my trusty Classic Etch a Sketch.
Well, I used to have an "old ribbon type typewriter" back in the day, even though it was electric. I'm not that old! Honestly, I didn't seriously think about writing as a career and/or hobby until PCs came out and I started using them at work. However, I do have to say that most of my writing ideas and planning are done on paper. Good question, Joel!
I actually learned to type on a machine that looked like that. The class was a summer school elective, so each session was two hours long. Yes, it took some finger muscles to use it, and I can remember the aching hands. We always said that if we didn't learn to type by the end of the class, at least we would be able to crack walnuts with our bare hands.
As I entered college my parents bought me a portable Remington, which was used for all of my reports and term papers.
I wrote with more modern typewriters and eventually got my own "Selectric". which was wonderful. I bought it, at a very low price, from an insurance company office that was replacing their typewriters with these things called computers.
People who have word processing have no idea how much work it was to use a typewriter. Yes, I could still write with one, but it would be hard to go back.
Good morning, Joel; I'm so old that the stone and chisel were all we had, and I wrote. Paper and pen - what an improvement. Typewriter - not as easy to tote, but loved the sound of those clacking keys.
Computer, well, it just goes without saying, that I love it. But I know other methods to record my thoughts, ideas and feelings, and would revert to them in the event of a power outage. And I bet there's an old Underwood at the Pawn Shop down the road...may just have to see. ~Marilyn
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