Typewriters fly – on Delta.
We were on a conference call for Rhode Island School of Design and waiting for it to begin. My friend Jon K. mentioned he liked a letter I’d done — on the typewriter — and asked how I’d transmitted it to various folks on the Board. “Was it an app?” he asked.
“Typewriter,” I chirped. “Typed then scanned it.”
I could hear Jon nod appreciatively from New York.
“My partner takes a portable with him when we fly,” Jon said. “There was a Delta safety film that they played — you know, ‘put all electronic devices away’. A guy shut down his typewriter on the film — you’d love it.”
I told him how I lust for an Hermes 300 typewriter, light green in color, like the FIAT Jennifer Lopez drives.
How I’d love to see the portable his partner travels with.
Then our Chairman came on the line and we got down to business. I tried to focus.
But my mind was in the skies above….wondering, “What kind of typewriter does Jon’s partner travel with? What kind should I get? How hard is it to fly with a machine?” I pictured myself pulling out my avocado green machine, the one I don’t yet have, then playing with it before the stewardesses came by with drinks.
I travel American or Virgin. But now I’ve heard Jon’s partner really DOES travel with his baby, the notion of having my own machine has gotten even strronger.
I’d love to see Delta’s safety film, even if it’s supposed to be a joke. It still features a keyboard, and for that alone, and I haven’t flown them in years, Delta goes to the top of my list.
Isn’t that cool to travel avec machine? What does it mean that Delta featured one? Are typewriters getting hot?