I always encourage new typists, especially when they get their own machine.
My friend’s Eric’s daughter, age 16, asked for and received the ultimate: her own new/used typewriter. I told her Dad, “I’ll write her a note” when I heard the good news. I hope this indicates a trend — that teenagers are getting into how cool it is to own a machine. I suspect, however, that she’s still in the distinct minority. Until we become a larger group, I vow to encourage all new typists — and I want to be the first to wish then “Good Luck”. Attached is the letter I got back.