Thursday, July 7, 2016

Hansen Writing Ball

A bit of the history of technology of writing: this is the Hansen Writing Ball, a typewriter from around 1870, the first commercial typewriter. You can read more at Wikipedia.

So, that's 150 years ago... now try to imagine writing technology for 150 years into the future. Or will we be writing at all...?

Here's a view of the machine itself:

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