Wired Raw highlights a unique profession in today’s modern age:
Despite these inefficiencies, there are a few places where typewriters still clack away. New York City police stations, the desks of a few stubborn hangers-on, and, increasingly, the apartments of hip young people who have a fetish for the retro. Mechanical devices with a lot of moving parts, typewriters require maintenance by technicians with specialized knowledge and years of experience. A surprising number of people still make their living meeting that demand.
The piece takes a look at three unique shops located in the San Francisco Bay area. I know I’ve passed Berkeley Typewriter, which is right down the street from where I’ve stayed with friends at Cal.