The last operating typewriter factory – Godrej and Boyce – located in Mumbai, India, is shutting its doors. Did you even realized that typewriters were still being produced? When I thought of typewriters, I thought of antiquing, garage sales, and my mum typing up assignments for her students, carefully applying White-Out when a mistake was made (although that didn’t happen very often!)
Did you know that in 2009, about 400,000 typewriters were sold? I’m curious to know how many of those were sold in the “modernized” world. But still, in the age of laptops, iPads, and Smart Phones, doesn’t 400,000 seem like a lot? Wouldn’t you think that Godrej and Boyce would have shut their factory doors a long time ago?