The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

THIS is still a keyboard

Sigh.

It just really isn't my day.

I came across the USB Typewriter (link via Hacker News) and I was planning on this nice post where I talk about the USB keyboard and this image I took twenty-four years (ouch) ago:

[All I needed was a Fresnel lens over the monitor and this could have come right from the set of “Brazil”]

and how I still have the typewriter in question, only to find out I blogged about the USB Typewriter 3½ years ago (via Hacker News no less!).

On the plus side, it appears they're now selling conversion kits, but sadly, my typewriter (a Smith-Corona SkyRiter) is not compatible with the kit.

Sob.

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