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It was the mid-eighties. I had a degree in Literature from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and I was determined to make my living as a freelance writer. And I adored my typewriter—the noises it made, the satisfying push on the keys, the occasional ink on my hands from changing ribbons. I’d heard personal computers were the next big thing, but not for me. No self-respecting writer would give up a beautiful typewriter for that.
Then, at a writer’s conference, I was introduced to this bad boy: