The world’s last typewriter factory in India closed its doors in April 2011.
It was a piece of technology that really lasted the distance.
For more than 100 years the typewriter, the bane of secretaries everywhere, was an essential piece of equipment but met its match in the early late 70s when IBM produced it’s first cheap and mass produced computers.
The transformation of the office came at lighting speed with workers training and re-training on the latest computer technology every few months.
When IBM came up with the home computer in 1981, the typewriter was a goner.
Collector Richard Polt, a philosophy professor at Xavier ...