I previously blogged of cell phone novels, a huge micro-fiction trend in Japan, in which novels are thumbed into being 140 characters at a time, from subway cars and other waystations of once-wasted time.
There are two Web sites in the United States I'm aware of that have attempted to export the trend: textnovel and quillpill. Cell phone novels seems like a counterintuitive topic for a site about typewriters, ephemera, and paper-based pursuits, but it's all part of the overall evolution of the act of writing. In this spirit, I am going to give writing one a shot. I don't expect anyone to necessarily join me in this act of thumbscribery (Nanothumbmo, anyone?), but if you do, please give me the details.
In a prior post, I was strongly advised against mentioning my interest in a certain anachronistic writing machine in an admissions essay for graduate school. I would like to hereby formally announce that doing so will not necessarily impede your acceptance. So, do not be afraid to litter future resumes, CV's, and loan applications with ample unhinged screeds about the joy of typing on your Smith-Corona Clipper. It worked for me.