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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 Jul. 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 Mar. 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 Dec. 7, 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 Jul. 15, 2010


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 Oct. 5, 2011


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 Jun. 27, 2008


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 Nov. 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 Oct. 30, 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 Jun. 21, 2007


Type A personalities

A CNET News.com staffer noticed that the first typewriter was patented 175 years ago Friday...

By Jul. 23, 2004