Typewriter Day 2014
Post-Script: A few more typos than normal, which I attribute to being a bit nervous from being "on stage" while publicly typing, and also due to the bouncy, extruded metal patio table. I subsequently typed another one-pager, to be posted for my next blog installment, with the Hermes Rocket on my lap, and it was both quieter and smoother. I really do need to type more in public. And I am truly interested in the nature of public typing in the pre-computer age. But, like I said in this piece, the role of manual typing has changed since it's no longer the dominant method of mechanized writing.
The idea for typing on the Flying Star napkin was purely off-the-cuff, after I'd begun buzzing on my second glass of iced coffee. As I implied in the piece, their quality has gone down a bit since the original owners now have the chain of cafes managed by an outside agency. But it's still good, and the desserts are to die for. Here's a link to their website. Drop by if you're in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area (their Santa Fe location being over near the rail yard).
Photo via Fujifilm X10, typecast via Hermes Rocket.
A view from the Flying Star's patio: