If you think typewriting is anachronistic, what happens if I go all Linotype on you?
Yup, I've even investigated this. I have no place to put it, but a machine may run me $5,000. And it's no good without a building in the back yard ($50,000) and a press ($5,000) plus the accoutrement (another $5,000) and that doesn't even account for the fact I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM DOING!
If you watch that whole documentary you might notice that it parallels the book Linotype Instruction Book. All that is done with a motor and a resistance element to melt the lead/tin/antimony.
Why, T-Bolt, why, WHY?!! Well, my father's mother's father was a linotype machinist... That's a big reason.
I wasn't much into printing or typography or fonts or what have you, when younger. It's a sin I've adopted late in life...
Seriously. - The first person who comes up with a USB-powered throat-punching peripheral will retire a gazillionaire. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) August 27, 2016
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