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IBM celebrates 50 years with the Selectric typewriter

The Selectric is still considered one of the most dramatic improvements in the typewriter space, thanks to its "golf ball" head.

By July 27, 2011


Manual typewriter to world: 'I am not dead yet!'

Reports of the death of the manual typewriter have been slightly exaggerated. In fact, Hammacher Schlemmer will sell you a brand new one for $200.

By March 22, 2012


'Chromatic Typewriter' turns keystrokes to brushstrokes

Creating art with that splendidly elaborate gadget known as the typewriter is nothing new. Just ask Hemingway or Orwell. But this beautifully hacked 1937 Underwood Standard takes things to an entirely different realm.

By December 7, 2011


Bob Metcalfe recalls Steve Jobs' cold call

Ethernet co-inventor Bob Metcalfe remembers interactions with Steve Jobs in the early days of personal computing and having Jobs at his wedding.

By October 5, 2011


10 great iPad cases

People keep sending us random iPad cases, and the surprising thing is, many of them are actually quite good, or at least have one or two killer features.

By July 15, 2010


Social media's going to kill PR? Come on

Watching the periodic eruptions between PR folks and the "community," it's easy to confuse form with substance.

By November 13, 2008


Fast fixes for three Windows irritations

Turn off Caps Lock with your Shift key, add an Address bar to your Quick Launch tray, and change your default image editor.

By October 30, 2008


David Sedaris: I'm a Mac

Until a few years ago, he was a typewriter guy. But traveling with the thing became an added pain after September 11. These days, the author uses a Mac Book Air.

By June 27, 2008


Which Keyboard?

Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) cut my career as a hacker short. How can I protect my daughter from a similar fate?

By June 21, 2007


Automaker aims to bring clean cars to the masses

Will ZAP's ethanol and electric minicars be a hit on the road? If anything, they are fun to drive. Photos: ZAP cars scream green

By August 21, 2006