We're kinda bummed about this, even if we can't specifically pin-point why!
The world's last typewriter factory is closing down, after selling less than 800 units last year (as opposed to the 50k it was doing in the 90's). Godrej and Boyce, is closing its plant in Mumbai, India, where typewriters have remained in use while computers have slowly but surely crept into the lives of the citizens:
"Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India - until recently. Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers. From the early 2000s onwards, computers started dominating. All the manufacturers of office typewriters stopped production, except us. We are not getting many orders now. But this might be the last chance for typewriter lovers. Now, our primary market is among the defence agencies, courts and government offices."
We'll miss the
soft loud click-clacking and chime! Just think of all the amazing books and literature that were written on those!
Kind of incredible when you think about it!
Oh, nostalgia! If only they had figured out how to blog from a typewriter… LOLz!
Will U miss the machine??
[Image via AP Images.]