Writer’s Tools and the Forgotten Keyboard – by Joel Friedlander…


on The Book Designer:

Anyone like me, whose career as a designer, typesetter, author, and book publisher has spanned all the years of the digital revolution, have used a succession of tools to do our writing and editing.

Since the advent of personal computers, we’ve moved from the typewriters that writers used in the twentieth century to the ubiquitous computer keyboards of today.

One thing about the tools we use has always puzzled me. Since letting go of our typewriters, each of which had a very distinctive feel to their operation, we’ve pretty much ignored the interface between our thoughts and our writing: the keyboard.

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