Outdated? Well, at least I can type
Reprinted from April 2000
The first typewriter I ever had was an Underwood. It was a mechanical affair with a full keyboard in a semi circle, and each striker arm held a letter or symbol. Back in those days, to own a typewriter was out of the question because of the cost.
Eventually, however, I did buy a portable, which was a manual. It was a Hermes, I think, that had script type on the standard strikers. I was in high cotton, and I did all my statements using that typewriter.