To Be Secure in Their Persons
Post-Script: While we in the Typosphere might secretly take pleasure in our beloved's new-found popularity with the popular press and circles of government, there is a not-so-well-hidden dark side. What these recent news accounts represent is using the typewriter as a lightning rod for discharging their ridicule. "Unless you fix this spying problem," they seem to be saying, "we might have to resort to - get this - using TYPEWRITERS instead!! The horror!!"
Much thanks goes to Richard Polt, whose Alternate Manifesto blog article inspired these thoughts.
Typecast via Hermes Rocket.
Unloaded Colt Commander replica courtesy of Norinco ('cause, dammit, if I'm permitted to shop at Walmart I should be able to buy a Chicom gun, too).
Photos via Lumix G5.