Wednesday 27 April 2011

The Sun says goodbye to the typewriter in style

The Sun says goodbye to the typewriter in a special headline font today.

The paper reports that Indian firm Godrej and Boyce, the last company making typewriters, has shut its Mumbai plant.The firm started making typewriters in the 1950s and was still selling 50,000 annually in the early 1990s.

But general manager Milind Dukle is quoted as saying: "From the early 2000s onwards computers started dominating. All the manufacturers of office typewriters stopped production, except us. Until 2009, we used to produce 10,000 to 12,000 machines a year.

"But this is the last chance for typewriter lovers."

  • To show young people what a typewriter was, the Sun features a still from All the President's Men, with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford portraying Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

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