Tuesday, January 17, 2006
My newest find: a Hermes 2000 typewriter
Isn't it lovely? I love it!!!
I did a piece on the Beat Hotel, in Desert Hot Springs (www.dhsbeathotel.com) where there's a manual typewriter in every room and I began salivating for a manual. It's been years.
I love the sound, the look, everything. Of course it's slower, it's rustic, but that could be a good thing.
When Shelby Foote said he used a dip pen because it slowed him down, that resonated with me. I love fountain pens, too.
And last night, on the Golden Globe Awards, thanks to Elle Brooks (I wasn't watching; she was), I learned that Larry McMurtry thanked his Hermes 3000 for 30 years of words. (McMurtry only uses typewriters.)
Travis also loves the typewriter and has been writing up a storm since I got it two days ago.
He says, "I like it more than a computer because ... I don't know... you press the keys harder than a computer. I really don't know why. It's just more fun."