Sounds like a great time was had by all! What machine did you use for the contest?
cool, serious cool! Can't wait to see the vids.That looks like a nice Royal too... happy typers all round.
Yeah, Rino, it definitely was serious cool, or the highest level of cool there possibly is. And Notagain, I used the trusty Olivetti Lettera 32 for the typing contest!
Hey Matt,I live a little north of Seattle in a town called Snohomish. (Hence my blog name.) I don't read the Seattle newspaper but I do read the daily paper for Snohomish County (it covers most of Washington north of Seattle and up to Canada.) I was thrilled to open yesterday's paper and, Bing!, there was an article about the type-in and about you. It was very exciting. I showed my wife and the friends we had dinner with lastnight. Nice work, dude.Last week Ryan (Treatise On Pedestrianism) sent me a letter suggesting that there be a Seattle/Northwest type in, so we're trying to see what can be done to organize one. I think that it would be pretty awesome.Contratulations on winning and on trading for the Hermes.I don't read the news online but here's a link to the article in my local paper:http://heraldnet.com/article/20101217/NEWS02/712189963/-1/NEWS
great that it went so well and got so much press. I read your typecasts on my iPod on a plane to CA!
Thanks for the comments, Snohomishwriter and Mr. Polt! I really had a lot of fun there, and there were plenty of interesting machines and people there! I absolutely love the Hermes, and I also can't believe you read my typecast on your iPod on a plane to CA! Actually, I have read plenty of your typecasts on my iPod! And the story about the "Type-In" has now made it all the way to England! Also, Snohomishwriter, the story you sent me was the one that I did the interview for!
I'm still getting caught up with my news feeds and all from after my vacation, but I was very, VERY pleased to see how well the type-in went, and how many times it showed up in my "typewriter news" feed-reader. I think it's fair to say that you're one of the most enthusiastic members of the typosphere, Matt. Glad to see you get some recognition.