The typewriter seems to be a relic from the past. This was how letters, books, magazines and so on were written long before the computer came along. They're beautiful machines and for those who love writing and love reading the classics, you should not be without one. The good thing is that you can find them everywhere - just look. They're on displays in stores, in museums (Henry Miller and Beat Museums, for example) and best of all in flea markets and second hand stores. Get one!