|Hello, friends. And fellow steampunk typewriter fanciers!|
Now that I've got your attention, I wanted to let you know that Kathy and I have set up a new deadline of 27 July 2014 for more essays. This is for people who weren't able to meet the 15 June deadline for whatever reason.
We are very thankful to those of you who got your essays in on time. We are still looking at them and will get back to you soon about whether they're in or not. Thanks for your patience.
So what about that steampunk typewriter? The cool thing is that it's not a fictional or theater-prop machine. It's an actual typewriter: the Malling-Hansen Writing Ball originally unveiled in 1867. Here's another picture below, with the case it came in. You can also see here how the keys were set up. It ain't QWERTY or Dvorak or even good old ABC. Crazy, huh?
Okay, now, who's going to write that steampunk typewriter essay? Take care, all.