• Home
  • News
  • Typewriters Are (Reportedly) Officially Dead – Farewell, Typewriter!

Typewriters Are (Reportedly) Officially Dead – Farewell, Typewriter!

Typewriters Are (Reportedly) Officially Dead – Farewell, Typewriter!

It’s a sad day in low-tech today as the typewriter reportedly officially became obsolete. The last company on earth producing typewriters – Godrej and Boyce – has closed its production plant, leaving Snoopy to embrace this old-style Mac for his writing endeavors.

The company’s general manager, Milind Dukle, told India’s Business Standard newspaper: “We are not getting many orders now.” The announcement, if true, ends a long run for the device, which was once a mainstay of office life. A prototype of the typewriter was introduced in 1714 by Henry Mill, but the first mass-produced typewriter came in 1868 when Christopher Latham Sholes, a printer-publisher from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, patented the device.

While I somewhat doubt there will never be another typewriter produced ever (contrary to the report), as there will always be collectors and history buffs around, as well as Luddites and classicists, this report is nevertheless a compelling statement on the direction that technology is headed – away from the mechanical world.


  1. 336364 169199Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your internet site? My weblog is within the exact same area of interest as yours and my visitors would truly benefit from some with the info you provide here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Thanks! 392044

  2. 734704 364697Wow, amazing blog format! How long have you been running a blog for? 45586

  3. 30158 149422hi there, your site is discount. Me thank you for do the job 286719

  4. 90432 6911I agree with you. I wish I had your blogging style. 614881

  5. ip booter says:

    738416 863025Hi. Cool post. Theres an concern along with your website in chrome, and you might want to test this The browser will be the marketplace chief and a excellent element of individuals will omit your excellent writing because of this problem. 552352

  6. 954191 310730Its fantastic as your other blog posts : D, thanks for posting . 393024

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.