Last Typewriter Factory in the World Closes

The last company manufacturing manual typewriters has finally shut its doors!

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It was based in Mumbai, India, and in the 1990s “the company was selling 50,000 models each year,” reports this technology site, but “That had dropped to around 10,000 by the mid-2000s, and last year the company sold less than 1,000 typewriters. According to the company’s general manager Milind Dukle the only people now buying manual typewriters are ‘the defense agencies, courts and government offices.’”

“With manual typewriters no longer being produced, I think it’s fair to say we’re now a world where computers rule supreme.”

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  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    What’s a typewriter?

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com SoulArbiter

    What’s a typewriter?

  • Notimpressed

    Why would this thought even be entertained? I mean, I know we have computers now, but some things you just can’t stop making once they’ve been available for so long. If this world wasn’t so retarded when it came to supply and demand and how that really works, maybe instead of piling warehouses full of unsold typewriters, we could, uh, fucking make one when someone wants one? Just a thought.

  • Notimpressed

    Why would this thought even be entertained? I mean, I know we have computers now, but some things you just can’t stop making once they’ve been available for so long. If this world wasn’t so retarded when it came to supply and demand and how that really works, maybe instead of piling warehouses full of unsold typewriters, we could, uh, fucking make one when someone wants one? Just a thought.

  • SF2K01

    This was up on slashdot practically a week ago, and it wasn’t any more correct then.

  • Anonymous

    This was up on slashdot practically a week ago, and it wasn’t any more correct then.

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