Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

By

Happy Birthday Typewriter June 23

This is what 146 years old looks like!

red typewriterOn June 23 1868, the first typewriter was patented by Christopher Latham Sholes. It only had capital letters and it took up as much room as a large table. Typewriters were slow sellers at first, but Mark Twain bought one almost as soon as they came out, and in 1883 Twain sent the manuscript of his book Life on the Mississippi (1883) to his publisher in typed form, the first author ever to do so.

Source: The Writer’s Almanac

Typewriter Picture Source

By

Weekend Ed Quote~September 1

Mark Twain quote

~~~

More Weekend Quotes

Skip to toolbar