The Mechanics of Writing in the Olden Days

AJ Wood
10 min readSep 2, 2019

How the computer changed the way we write

Photo by MILKOVÍ on Unsplash

Back in the manual typewriter days, the practice of writing was considerably different than it is now. Today, you sit down at your desk (that much has remained the same), place your hands on something called a keyboard, and watch your thoughts magically appear on a screen in front of you. When you’ve got a few pages of rough draft stored in…

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