Your Humble Correspondent
I mentioned that I didn’t know most of the people that showed up – lots of new people and plenty of curious people from the Book Bar (yeah, it’s a bookstore and a bar) came over to try out the machines. A hive of activity. This young fellow didn’t waste any time – he sat down at Ryan’s Royal 10, familiarized himself with the margins, and proceeded to pound out 2 or 3 pages of dense single spaced prose. He took it all with him. I expect that when confronted with a typewriter, this fellow was seized with the Muse and knocked out a short story. That’s pretty much what it’s all about, really.
Oh, look – maybe a new Typecaster coming up in the ranks!
And now, in basically the order I picked them up, are the sheets that were left behind today. Many many more sheets went with people, despite the triplicate copies. A lot of typing happened today, and some of it even made sense. :D
Amusingly, there was a fellow that showed up towards the end of the event with a little white portable, who set his machine up at the other end of the room and then came to check us out. Turns out he had just came to the bar with his machine to write, and didn’t know about the type-in at all. It was his first time bringing his typewriter and he was astonished to find the room already full of people tapping away. :D