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RIP Typewriter!

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RIP Typewriter

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.]

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8 comments to “RIP Typewriter!”

  1. 1

    btw…… FALSE INFORMATION ! Typrewriters are still being manufactured in China and Indonesia

  2. 2

    REALLY! I still use a type writer at my job every single day! Some paperwork just need the easy access that type writers provide. That's really going to stink when my typewriters break and the company will no longer be able to buy any!

  3. 3

    This is totally untrue. For example one American company supply prisons in the USA with typewriters for inmates. They're made in factories Asia. I'm pretty sure you got this information form the UK Daily Mail paper which is notorious for printing nonsense stories like this.

  4. 4

    I think it's possible this may be referring to manual typewriters instead of all typewriters (electric). Typewriters aren't used nearly as much anymore, but they are definitely still used on a regular basis. Only 800 units for ALL typewriters last year? No way.

  5. 5

    Well, I just read that it is the MECHANICAL typewriter going out for good. Electrics are still alive and well.

  6. 6

    Not true my little wanna be journalists. Typewriters will be made for quite some time to come. Check you source. And "copy and paste" doesn't count, as that's what 99.9% of your shit is. You should be fined for the amount of mistakes and poor research you do.

  7. 7

    It was probably thrown out there so people would fucking DASH to buy one on Ebay for 20000.00. The last typewriter made, when that actually occurs, will be priceless.

  8. 8

    this story isnt true, youre getting worse day by day