Friday, April 13, 2007

Booklist: The Iron Whim

The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting, is (to quote the publisher's blurb) " intelligent, irreverent, and humorous history that traces the haphazard trajectory of the typewriter’s development and its various evolutionary dead ends." Sounds like a good read, with various anecdotes along the way involving Henry James, early typewriter salesmen, vampires and monkeys. Via the Design Observer.