Beyond the TypewriterBeyond the Typewriter

The prototype of the mechanical calculator was developed by Pascal in 1642.
Charles Babbage devised a computing engine in England in 1835 , but only a
handful of mathematicians saw any use for it . The typewriter had been devised in
the ...

Author: Sharon H. Strom

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252064259


Page: 427

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By World War I, managers wanted young women with some high school education for new "light manufacturing" jobs in the office. Women could be paid significantly less than men with equivalent educations and the "marriage bar"--the practice of not hiring or retaining married women--ensured that most of them would leave the workplace before the issue of higher salaries arose. Encouraged by free training gained in high schools and by working conditions better than those available in factories, young working-class women sought out office jobs. Facing sexual discrimination in most of the professions and higher-level office jobs, middle-class women often found themselves "falling into" clerical positions. Sharon Hartman Strom details office working conditions and practices, drawing upon archival and anecdotal data. She analyzes women office-workers' ambitions and explores how the influences of scientific management, personnel management, and secondary vocational education affected office workplaces and hierarchies. Strom illustrates how businessmen manipulated concepts of scientific management to maintain male dominance and professional status and to confine women to supportive positions. She finds that women's responses to the reorganized workplace were varied; although they were able to advance professionally in only limited ways, they used their jobs as a means of pursuing friendships, education, and independence.

The TypewriterThe Typewriter

Typewriter. If he was noticed at all, Howard Protheroe did not live long in people's
memories. Half man, half ghost, Howard's character, or what he revealed of it,
lacked sufficient weight to leave a footprint on the landscapes through which he ...

Author: Alex Woolf

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781849898188


Page: 127

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A collection of time-twisting, brain-warping tales to tease, inspire and amuse. Characters are wrenched out of their everyday lives and thrown into new and bizarre situations, forcing them – and us – to confront mind-bending questions about the nature of time, space and existence. An extraordinary set of stories from award-winning author, Alex Woolf.

Burying the TypewriterBurying the Typewriter

“What's the typewriter doing here?” “That's none of your business, Carmenuţo.
Chop-chop inside.” “Dad, why is the typewriter here?” “Because I want to bury it.”
I have the sensation of being suspended somewhere between a comedy scene ...

Author: Carmen Bugan

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555970574


Page: 256

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Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, a childhood memoir of political oppression and persecution during Romania's Ceausescu years Carmen Bugan grew up amid the bounty of the Romanian countryside on her grandparent's farm where food and laughter were plentiful. But eventually her father's behavior was too disturbing to ignore. He wept when listening to Radio Free Europe, hid pamphlets in sacks of dried beans, and mysteriously buried and reburied a typewriter. When she discovered he was a political dissident she became anxious for him to conform. However, with her mother in the hospital and her sister at boarding school, she was alone, and helpless to stop him from driving off on one last, desperate protest. After her father's subsequent imprisonment, Bugan was shunned by her peers at school and informed on by her neighbors. She candidly struggled with the tensions of loving her "hero" father who caused the family so much pain. When he returned from prison and the family was put under house arrest, the Bugans were forced to chart a new course for the future. A warm and intelligent debut, Burying the Typewriter provides a poignant reminder of a dramatic moment in Eastern European history.

The Typewriter s TaleThe Typewriter s Tale

In time she found, indeed, that with the aid of the typewriter she could achieve a
fluency of communication that was impossible in any other way, probably
because, as Mr James said, the clicking of the keys stimulated the mind and
facilitated ...

Author: Michiel Heyns

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250119018


Page: 240

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“Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.” This is the maxim of celebrated author Henry James and one which his typist Frieda Wroth tries to live up to. Admiring of the great author, she nevertheless feels marginalized and undervalued in her role. But when the dashing Morton Fullerton comes to visit, Frieda finds herself at the center of an intrigue every bit as engrossing as the novels she types, bringing her into conflict with the flamboyant Edith Wharton, and compromising her loyalty to James. The Typewriter’s Tale by Michiel Heyns is a thought-provoking novel on love, art and life fully lived.

The Typewriter SatyrThe Typewriter Satyr

She put the typewriter in the passenger seat, on top of her hoodie and the fliers
and magazines and CDs. She didn't know what she'd do with it, but she didn't
want Rolf to be the one to dispose of it. This was the second time she had
rescued ...

Author: Dwight Allen

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 0299229904


Page: 255

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Set during the early years of the Iraq war, The Typewriter Satyr is flush with colorful characters, including a Syrian coffeehouse owner who believes the Bush government is after him, a Buddhist monk who grew up in rural Wisconsin, a painter known as the Rabbit Master, and a homeless writer who roams the streets of Midvale in search of a missing shoe.

The Typewriter CenturyThe Typewriter Century

As a vehicle for outstanding creativity, the typewriter has been taken for granted and was, until now, a blind spot in the history of writing practices.

Author: Martyn Lyons

Publisher: Studies in Book and Print Cult

ISBN: 1487525737


Page: 320

View: 607

As a vehicle for outstanding creativity, the typewriter has been taken for granted and was, until now, a blind spot in the history of writing practices.

The TypewriterThe Typewriter

Very rare volume features every known model up until 1923. Over 280 varieties include the Yu Ess, Dactygam, Dollar, Ford, Hammond, Oliver, Remington, L. C. Smith, and Underwood. 165 halftones, 95 line illustrations.

Author: Victor M. Linoff

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486412377


Page: 115

View: 836

Very rare volume features every known model up until 1923. Over 280 varieties include the Yu Ess, Dactygam, Dollar, Ford, Hammond, Oliver, Remington, L. C. Smith, and Underwood. 165 halftones, 95 line illustrations.

Butterfly in the TypewriterButterfly in the Typewriter

The saga of John Kennedy Toole is one of the greatest stories of American literary history.

Author: Cory MacLauchlin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306821042


Page: 352

View: 931

The saga of John Kennedy Toole is one of the greatest stories of American literary history. After writing A Confederacy of Dunces, Toole corresponded with Robert Gottlieb of Simon & Schuster for two years. Exhausted from Gottlieb’s suggested revisions, Toole declared the publication of the manuscript hopeless and stored it in a box. Years later he suffered a mental breakdown, took a two-month journey across the United States, and finally committed suicide on an inconspicuous road outside of Biloxi. Following the funeral, Toole’s mother discovered the manuscript. After many rejections, she cornered Walker Percy, who found it a brilliant novel and spearheaded its publication. In 1981, twelve years after the author’s death, A Confederacy of Dunces won the Pulitzer Prize. In Butterfly in the Typewriter, Cory MacLauchlin draws on scores of new interviews with friends, family, and colleagues as well as full access to the extensive Toole archive at Tulane University, capturing his upbringing in New Orleans, his years in New York City, his frenzy of writing in Puerto Rico, his return to his beloved city, and his descent into paranoia and depression.

A Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching the Typewriter KeyboardA Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching the Typewriter Keyboard

CLASSROOM METHOD By Marian Cathryn Shaffer This study consists of two
parts . The first ...

Author: Marian Cathryn Shaffer


ISBN: MSU:31293102431099


Page: 122

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The Typewriter Revolution A Typist s Companion for the 21st CenturyThe Typewriter Revolution A Typist s Companion for the 21st Century

The connoisseur's guide to the typewriter, entertaining and practical What do thousands of kids, makers, poets, artists, steampunks, hipsters, activists, and musicians have in common?

Author: Richard Polt

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581575873


Page: 256

View: 445

The connoisseur's guide to the typewriter, entertaining and practical What do thousands of kids, makers, poets, artists, steampunks, hipsters, activists, and musicians have in common? They love typewriters—the magical, mechanical contraptions that are enjoying a surprising second life in the 21st century, striking a blow for self-reliance, privacy, and coherence against dependency, surveillance, and disintegration. The Typewriter Revolution documents the movement and provides practical advice on how to choose a typewriter, how to care for it, and what to do with it—from National Novel Writing Month to letter-writing socials, from type-ins to typewritten blogs, from custom-painted typewriters to typewriter tattoos. It celebrates the unique quality of everything typewriter, fully-illustrated with vintage photographs, postcards, manuals, and more.

The Typewriter GirlThe Typewriter Girl

Author: Alison Atlee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451673272


Page: 384

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ALL BETSEY DOBSON HAS EVER ASKED IS THE CHANCE TO BE VIEWED ON HER OWN MERITS, BUT IN A MAN’S WORLD, THAT IS THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN When Betsey disembarks from the London train in the seaside resort of Idensea, all she owns is a small valise and a canary in a cage. After attempting to forge a letter of reference she knew would be denied her, Betsey has been fired from the typing pool of her previous employer. Her vigorous protest left one man wounded, another jilted, and her character permanently besmirched. Now, without money or a reference for her promised job, the future looks even bleaker than the debacle behind her. But her life is about to change . . . because a young Welshman on the railroad quay, waiting for another woman, is the one man willing to believe in her. Mr. Jones is inept in matters of love, but a genius at things mechanical. In Idensea, he has constructed a glittering pier that astounds the wealthy tourists. And in Betsey, he recognizes the ideal tour manager for the Idensea Pier & Pleasure Building Company. After a lifetime of guarding her secrets and breaking the rules, Betsey becomes a force to be reckoned with. Now she faces a challenge of another sort: not only to outrun her sins, but also to surrender to the reckless tides of love. . . .

The Typewriter Is HolyThe Typewriter Is Holy

Author: Bill Morgan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416597204


Page: 320

View: 128

2014 ACKER AWARD WINNER Anyone who cares to understand the literary and cultural ferment of America in the later twentieth century must be familiar with the writings and lives of those scruffy bohemians known as the Beat Generation. In this highly entertaining work, Bill Morgan, the country’s leading authority on the movement and a man who personally knew most of the Beats, narrates the history of these writers as primarily a social group of friends, tracing their origins together during the World War II years to the full blossoming of their notoriety in the late 1950s to their profound influence on the social upheaval of the 1960s. Indeed, it is impossible to comprehend the sixties without first grasping the importance of the social ripples set in motion by the Beats a decade earlier. Although their prose and poetry varied in style and for the most part did not represent a genuine literary movement, the Beats, through their words and nonconformist lives, collectively posed a challenge to the staid and complacent America of the postwar years. They believed in free expression, opposing all censorship; they dabbled in free love; they practiced Eastern philosophy, leading to an embrace in America of alternative forms of spirituality; sooner than others, they watched with dismay the increasingly heavy hand of military and corporate culture in our national life; they embraced the aspirations, as well as the lingo, of urbanized black Americans. They believed in the liberating influence of hallucinogenic drugs. In short, the Beats were thoroughly American in their love of individual freedom. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that J. Edgar Hoover described them in 1960 as one of the three greatest threats to American security (after communism and intellectual "eggheads"). The story that Bill Morgan tells has less to do with sociology than with social mingling. He traces the closely knit friendships of the Beat luminaries Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and the small army of other names. Although Kerouac, author of the much loved novel On the Road, was the most famous of the Beat writers, it was Ginsberg, Morgan contends, who resided at the center of the group and for more than two decades provided it with cohesion and a sense of direction. The Beats were not saints. They were sexually irresponsible, undependable in marriage (the movement could in fact fairly be described as misogynistic); they did too many drugs and consumed too much booze; the very quality that characterized their lives and writings—a fervent belief in spontaneity—destroyed some friendships. Indeed, Morgan’s story begins with a murder in New York’s Riverside Park in 1944. Bill Morgan has provided a sweeping, indispensable story about these discontented free spirits. We watch their peripatetic lives, their sexual misadventures, their ambivalent response to fame. We are reminded above all that while their personal lives may have not have been holy, their typewriters and their lasting words very much were.

The Half life of an American EssayistThe Half life of an American Essayist

21 transition to an Oliver typewriter because of the different sound the two
machines made . Kittler also adduces James and Eliot as writers whose work
was affected by the typewriter , but Kittler takes McLuhan up a notch , which is
saying ...

Author: Arthur Krystal

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567923283


Page: 182

View: 808

Twelve essays on subjects ranging from the history of boxing and the typewriter to theories of beauty, the notebooks of Paul Valéry, and a defense of the seven deadly sins.

Woman S Place Is At The TypewriterWoman S Place Is At The Typewriter

Perhaps the most interesting conclusion reached in this book is that the degradation and the proletarianization of office work were disguised by the shift from male to female workers.

Author: Margery Davies

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 0877222916


Page: 228

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"Compelling. It serves as a lesson and a warning, for it might disabuse many women of their notion that the first step toward the executive ladder is at a typewriter. Certainly [it] suggests MBAs for aspiring women, rather than Smith-Coronas." --Boston Sunday Globe In most societies, a sexual division of labor is usually regarded as "natural." Thus, in the United States today not only does it seem proper that woman's place is at the stove, or with the children, or in the classroom, or at the typewriter, but it also seems "natural" it was always so. Looking at clerical workers, the author shows how work once performed by men became redefined as "women's work." She explores this shift in the context of patriarchal social relations and political-economic forces. The interaction of which determined woman's place in the office. Before 1900, male clerical workers, as apprentice capitalists, performed a wide variety of tasks that helped them learn the business. By 1930, the class position of clerical workers had changed, and autonomous male clerks were transformed into working class females--a "secretarial proletariat." Based on business histories, corporation records, correspondence. and even fiction. Dr. Davies' work demonstrates how the feminization of clerical work is historically specific rather than ordained by nature; how it reflects the peculiar forms which patriarchy have assumed in the United States; and how the working class status of contemporary office workers began to take shape at the end of the nineteenth century. From the time the first female office worker was hired by US Treasurer General Elias Spinner during the Civil War and it became apparent that female labor was cheaper than male, women became increasingly visible in the office. The author accounts for this by discussing the decrease in productive work in the home, the perceived higher status of office work, and the better working conditions in offices. She also looks at scientific office management, which crystallized labor specialization and helped eliminate worker control over work. Examining the role of the private secretary, she concludes this apparently more attractive position served to mask the realities of typical office work. Perhaps the most interesting conclusion reached in this book is that the degradation and the proletarianization of office work were disguised by the shift from male to female workers. The nineteenth-century clerk has not turned merely into a proletarian: he had turned into a woman. "One of the first books to tackle this important topic and as such admirably begins to fill the gap. . . . A critical contribution." --The Journal of American History "Lively reading. Davies' review of the impact of the typewriter proves a useful perspective for those trying to evaluate the impact of the word processor on social roles and labor markets in the 1980s." --Choice

The TypewriterThe Typewriter

A richly illustrated book full of never-before published typewriter memorabilia, intriguing historical documents and entertaining anecdotes, The Typewriter: a Graphic History of the Beloved Machine is a beautiful ode to an all-but-obsolete ...



ISBN: 1927987016


Page: 335

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Fundamental Keyboarding SkillsFundamental Keyboarding Skills

This 13 page keyboarding ready reference guide crosses the old skills of typewriting with the new skills of keyboarding learned on the computer today.

Author: Denise Chambers

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434314574


Page: 13

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Typing and developing keyboarding skills have a common goal from the typewriter to the computer the paper is formatted on 8-1/2" (across) by 11" (down) paper called the portrait position. Page 3 reviews common basics in measurement of how characters are perceived via the fonts on paper. Page 4 and page11 depicts the descriptive process of left and right margins from the typewriter to the computer. Centering text and top and bottom margins contiunues on pages 4, 5, and 6. Descriptive accounts of the most commonly used microsoft word keys are illustrated and detailed on pages 7, 8, and 9. This book will sharpen your skills in the mechanics of keyboarding. Learn letters and hand placement on the keyboard, practice and then take the timed writing test to see how fast you can type. Learn how to set up your margins from the typewriter to the computer, hand placement of keys, spacing within text, the most frequently used Microsoft Word keys to include formatting and drawing keys, typing tables from the typewriter to the computer, components of a formal business letter. Skills in keyboarding will be enhanced. Reflect to memory all the techniques learned in this booklet. This book is a reference guide in understanding the evolution of keyboarding from the typewriter to the computer. This 13 page book is a must read and apply. Develop and sharpen your keyboarding skills in this easy read book today! This 13 page Keyboarding Ready Reference Guide Booklet crosses the old skills of typewritig with the new skills of keyboarding learned on the computer today. Centering tables from the typewriter to the computer, Centering margins: top, bottom, left and right from the typewriter to the computer, In text spacing, practice drills, timed writing drills, and a business letter in this booklet.