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Back in touch with typing

Source: Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff/File

Rumor has it some kids with manual typewriters are getting together in the local coffeehouse. They’re going to type letters, put stamps on envelopes, and mail them. They are thrilled to pieces. They report feeling a greater sense of accomplishment in creating a physical document by hammering on keys and slinging the carriage-return thingy.

It’s a little odd to feel nostalgic for something you

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