I have been somewhat lax on posting anything. Seems to be the story of my life. Not enough time. Well, I finally paused this weekend to get some stuff done. It’s about time!!! So, here’s typing assignment #9. A few words about the Smith Premier No. 4 typewriter that I used for this post; it is a blind writer. What this means is that you can’t see what you are typing as you are typing it until you rotate the platen up and towards you. This is an interesting experience. The machine also was manufactured before the invention of the shift key. This typewriter has a double keyboard (see above). Another unique part of the typing experience.
The assignment was to write a hypothetical story in the life of a real life stranger. I don’t know that my response is quite that, but it gave me an excuse to use the Smith Premier No. 4 to see if all the bugs were worked out of it. Clearly, the lowercase w needs some adjustment and the spacing may also, but I was able to sit down and do a draft and then produce this version.