This week, the last typewriter built in the UK left the production line, marking the end of an era. The typewriter in question rolled out of the Brother factory, in north Wales and straight into a museum. I kid you not, Brother donated its last typewriter to the Science Museum, in London.
Until I heard this news, I hadn’t even considered that people may still use typewriters, you know, to actually write on, let alone that the things were still in production. Oh, sure there must be the odd writer who insists on banging away on the old Underwood, but other than that, surely everyone’s too busy trying to find their tablet stylus down the back of the sofa or swype texting to worry about this loss.