Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!


The Typewriter Report
(1997 Version)

Stan Freberg here on the gradual disappearance of the typewriter in a computerized world. Kinda sad. I've never been far from a typewriter since I started writing at 17. Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again. As I write this on a Macintosh computer, I still have a couple of typewriters on the premises. But that's nothing compared to TV writer-producer extraordinare Stephen Cannell, creator of shows like "The A-Team", "Wiseguy", "Hunter" and "(The) Renegade", and who writes only on a typewriter. He just bought 150 typewriters from a studio who converted to computers. That way, I guess, he can write a different show on every typewriter.

My sci-fi pal, Ray Bradbury, also writes only on a typewriter.

One of the things wrong with writing on a computer is there's no satisfying "clackity-clack" of the keys. There's software you can buy that supplies that sound in the background, but that's not the same thing at all, is it?

Stan Freberg here.



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