Partners in writing

The P2 is made for writing, there’s no arguing about that. The one to the right is the one I bought yesterday. It needs to get some quality time with some sort of lubricant, some of the keys, at least two, tend to stuck in their movement back to the… cradle, or resting position.

Another Facit 

I bought my second  Facit P2 just to get the manual and touch typing ”training-screen”. Both are early versions with the round black backgrounds for the FACIT  logo in the back. Now I can have one machine at home and one at work. Perfect! 

That’s how you do it…

I love the description of Tyrone Slothrop’s desk in Gravity’s Rainbow! I’m struggling to get my students to describe for example actions,  characters and environments in their stories, maybe I should just toss them a few Pynchons… Fourth- and fifth graders might have some difficulties reading them though… 

Literature, real literature,hits you like a Remington Portable’s platen – without mercy. ”Real” literature? Elitist way to think about books? Not really; there is a difference between for example Dan Brown and… DFW or… Joyce.  Brown attracts and pleases a lot of readers and that’s great! People have to, they must, read. And Brown gives them exciting stories. But when you read Ulysses or Pale King… that’s something entirely different. The way these are written differs from many other books (there are of course a lot of great books!). The strength in the way the words  come at you! Oh! That’s how you do it! But I agree, the term real literature is not that great… It might be a bit too hard. Sorry Mr. Brown. I got a bit carried away there. There are different kinds of literature, that’s it.