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thenewgreen  ·  2589 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers

    ack Kerouac was especially partial to scrolling: In 1951, planning the book for years and amassing ample notes in his journals, he wrote On The Road in one feverish burst, letting it pour onto pages taped together into one enormously long strip of paper
-I had never considered how stunting the loading of a piece of paper must have been to the creative process at times. Imagine that you are pouring out scenes, one after another but have to pause to load another piece of paper or change an ink ribbon. For all of the nostalgia that exists for typewriters , there were certainly limitations too.

Aside: kleinbl00, I think you'd enjoy this read -also, how is your friends documentary on vintage typewriters going? Is it completed? If so, where can I view?