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You know, I haven't busted the machines out all that much in public yet. Next time I'm down your way, we're going have to type-in somewhere.
It's worth getting a typewriter out in public, just for the personal satisfaction (and thrill).What a brilliant plan, next time you're here we'll certainly have to catch up for some typing.
Good for you! It does take some courage. But you are absolutely right -- "you are here for yourself."
Great minds think alike... I just posted about public typing on my blog a few minutes ago.Today I typed in three different places, a Starbucks coffee shop, a restaurant called Chipotle, and a local bar. Brought my Adler Tippa and my Remington Noiseless so this time I made less of a ruckus.Last night I took a 1940s Royal QDL to a local bar and I felt like I was making too much noise so today I took the Noiseless.And to answer your question, yes I do feel a little self conscious every time, but only for a minute!
Mark - I saw your post, and I very much like your guide, I have to say.Three places is very impressive. It's making my one look a little pathetic in the cause for the Typewritten Revolution. I brought my little foam square to sit the Lettera 32 on, I didn't want to make too much noise but a little bit was healthy. I noticed that after a few minutes most of them tune out and don't notice the tapping. A Noiseless seems ideal, but if I had one of those I don't think I'd be too enthusiastic about taking it out. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one self conscious in public armed with typewriter!
Three places is impressive, I just had a lot of gusto today I guess. It became a goal to do it in more and more places. I guess I went a little crazy.I also recommend strength in numbers. Take a buddy and an extra machine and all the unsureness goes right away!
Also, you're right about the Noiseless being slightly precious but the college kids are on vacation and town is pretty quiet so I figured it was worth the risk.