RIP the typewriter?

Editor-in-Chief
04.26.11

Well, it’s official…maybe. Yes, you may be able to add the typewriter to the long list of things that the internet has killed (you’re next movie theaters!) — the world’s last typewriter manufacturer is reportedly closing its door.

Reports the Daily Mail:

Godrej and Boyce – the last company left in the world that was still manufacturing typewriters – has shut down its production plant in Mumbai, India with just a few hundred machines left in stock.

Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India – until recently. Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers.

The company’s general manager, Milind Dukle, told India’s Business Standard newspaper: ‘We are not getting many orders now.

However, all of you hipster typewriter fetishists should hold back your tears, as reports of its death may be greatly exaggerated.

(Photo of Marlon Brando and cat with typewriter via Life)

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