The Dvorak Keyboard Controversy

Chasing QWERTY When I was first learning to type, I asked the same question everyone else asks: why are the keys arranged so stupidly? Why aren’t they laid out in a more logical order, as in, just to take... Read More →

Typewriter Day

I’m so old, I learned how to type on a manual typewriter. (I’m not so old that electric typewriters... Read More →

Speeding Up Chekhov

IN A 1907 ESSAY penned for the Italian newspaper La Stampa, the philosopher Giovanni Papini distinguished films — which,... Read More →