Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India - until recently. Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers.Reading this article reminded me of an antiquated typewriter I owned, bestowed upon me by my father at nine, after I had openly declared my dreams of becoming a writer. I pounded out many poems on that typewriter. Years before my father even married my mother, my father took a crack at the publishing industry by banging out a novel on the device.
In addition to being a poet and a novelist, Teresa is also an award-winning reporter for two New Jersey newspapers: The Suburban Trends and The (Bergen) Record. You can visit Teresa's blog at TeresaEdmond.com
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