What is the Typosphere?

A term for bloggers who collect, use, and otherwise obsess over typewriters and other “obsolete” technologies, including, but not limited to, handwriting, pens and ink, paper mail and mail art, knitting and fibre arts, film photography, chip-less combustion engines, and related ephemera. Though typically reclusive, members of the typosphere can sometimes be found lurking around the fringes of rummage sales, swap meets, flea markets, and church fundraisers, hoping to find the one make, model, or color typewriter that will finally complete their collection and bring them true happiness and satisfaction. None have managed this feat yet.

From – Welcome to the Typosphere


I’m not collecting typewriters, mostly due to a lack of creative space and an overabundance of projects to work on. But, I like the idea of collecting (and using) the old typewriters.

I did almost buy a few years ago. It was a vintage typewriter, Eaton’s brand. Very Canadian. But, it was over priced, for something obsolete and sold at a thrift store. So, I left it there. I regret the choice a little. But, my practical side knows it was the right decision at the right time.

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