This blog heartily endorses typewriters, fountain pens, analog cameras, print media, retrotech, mail art, independent publishing, paper notebooks, Model M keyboards, letter writing, Alphasmarts, bookbinding, woodcase pencils, zines, ephemera, book arts, letterpress, Polaroid, rubber stamps, and fellow paper-based romantics who like the sound of a typewriter bell at the end of a sentence.
P.O. Box 182 Woodinville, WA 98072 e-mail: strikethru (at) tiny-dog.com
Allow me to follow on this post by saying I've never regretted giving a typewriter away. It's almost always the right thing to do, especially if it's going to someone who doesn't already have a spare bedroom full of dusty typewriter cases lying about, and is new to the hobby. If the Underwood Standard Champion was this guy's first typewriter, I could just tell by the look in his eye, it won't be his last.
Anyway, I reason that leaving a 50 lb analog writing machine behind at a giant software corporation as a parting gesture imparts a certain je ne sais quoi.