should i buy a vintage portable mechanical typewriter
@earthtopus it sort of looks like you can get a functional 60s-80s olivetti for < 200 bucks, which is both not a small amount of money and i guess less than i would have expected.
@earthtopus i mean, it's a small amount of money for, say, a car. i'm not sure it's a small amount of money for something i'd gonna use to supplement the electric typewriter i already own and use maybe every couple of months.
@earthtopus briefly googling the answer to this question is changing my evaluation of the entire thing. i think we're maybe talking something in the range of 13-20 lbs.
@brennen I'm sure relative to the non-portable ones at the time it is a great savings, but yeah, that makes it seem less likely it would get used a lot
@brennen thank you for making the poll multiple selection so that I can express my true feelings on the matter:
☑ what is wrong with you
@bstacey hazardous but fairly attuned to my mindset.
(i keep thinking i ought to get a reconditioned parker 51 from somebody... the knockoffs i've picked up so far have either been crap to write with or have started leaking after brief usage.)
@brennen I voted "what is wrong with you" because you should've said yes without a moment's hesitation
@brennen are you looking at this one? Because if so, @legoktm might want it too... https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/typewriter-21327
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