Thursday, September 15, 2011

Podcast Interview and Odds & Ends

It's not every day two teachers who love typewriters get the chance to talk. I had the fortune to be interviewed for an upcoming episode of The Tightwad Teacher. This podcast focuses on how to cheaply integrate technology into a classroom setting. I was contacted by John, one of the hosts, who also has a fondness for typewriters. It was a really interesting conversation and as soon as the episode becomes available I'll post a link to it on the sidebar.

The CTP is slowly making typewriters a thing at Alhambra High School. The school library is now home to a working Royal FP in minty green. A few days ago the librarian, Tim, came to me and said that he had a typewriter that wasn't quite working. He asked me to take a look at it and after a few minutes oiling the Magic Margin (our namesake), cleaning the type, and winding a new ribbon, the Alhambra Library is rocketing strait into the retro future. Tim cleared a small place out on a built-in counter and there it sits, proudly, waiting for the type-clack of creative fingers. The CTP salutes Tim and his efforts!


  1. Good for Tim, and I look forward to hearing the interview.

  2. Great! But I don't think a typewriter in as rare of a color as that should be just sitting out, but then again, I don't even know the conditions, so I'm sure it'll be fine!

  3. Heh, you are altering the worldview of hundreds of fresh minds, my friend (:

  4. The power of typewriters has just been amplified with the meeting of two kindred typewriter enthusiasts. Good news!

    It's amazing what just a bit of TLC can do to revive these erstwhile machines. How many things made today can equal that?