Oh, and just so you know I’m not off my Composer kick, look what’s headed my way as you read this: Nick T’s Composer and typeballs, adopted by yours truly to the Corral of Increasingly Print-Industry Related Machines. We’ll see how I do with one of these finicky difference engine escapement typewriters when it has something actually wrong with it. (:
Aaaand, in other news, I’m still not supposed to say anything specific, but there’s a new issue of ETCetera magazine coming out soon in which I’ve contributed an article that I’m pretty happy about, on a pretty rare and interesting machine (actually a couple of versions thereof) that I had the chance to study last month. If you do not want to be spoiler’d, then don’t go to the ETCetera website and most definitely don’t download the gigantic PDF in the file section full of more ephemera and photos for this rare line of typewriters than you can shake a pretty big stick at. Totally don’t do that for sure until the magazine comes out, because I’m not entirely sure it’s supposed to be there yet. (:
Aaaand and – if you are not yet a subscriber to Etcetera, then I dunno what you’re waiting for. They gots an active governing board of folks you know and read everyday and they’re done with the musical chairs editor game. Issues are cracking smart and on time like the trains in Germany, and the content is trending to match the interests of new collectors as well as their established reader base. Heck, they got me to do a piece and you know I haven’t got anything intelligent to say about rare old iron, so that should tell ya a thing or two. Get on the stick and subscribe before #109 hits the mailbox!