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William Gibson
The 1927 Hermes 2000 portable Neuromancer was written on. Hemingway-grade unit that had belonged to my wife’s step-grandfather, quite the chap.
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Richard Kadrey Sep 27
That space bar looks like it's had quite a workout.
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William Gibson Sep 28
Amazed it never gave me carpal tunnel.
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James Gleick Sep 22
Replying to @GreatDismal
Is this true? And you still have it? So beautiful.
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William Gibson Sep 23
Replying to @JamesGleick
Very much a keepsake. Hadn’t looked at it in years, but dug it out yesterday to show a visitor who’d asked to see it.
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Graham Getty Sep 22
Replying to @GreatDismal
Got my Hermes 2000 (Swiss version with z and y keys reversed) during mis-spent year in Italy. Still types like nobody's business ....
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William Gibson Sep 23
Replying to @teengmo
We’re both missing the matching ribbon covers, alas.
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Lawrence Phipps Sep 27
Replying to @GreatDismal
The real question is... did it transform into a bug and start talking to you when you were writing Neuromancer?
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William Gibson Sep 27
Replying to @centriciti
No, but the keys are made of the same celluloid that explosive billiard balls were briefly made of, and I once accident dropped a hot ash on one.
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Lawrence Phipps Sep 27
Replying to @GreatDismal
Exciting! The exploding celluloid billiard balls stands out as one of the most memorable episodes of James Burke's Connections show.
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Evans Mehew/FastFulcrum Sep 23
Replying to @GreatDismal
First read Neuromancer for a college lit class, then listened to your recording of the audiobook (awesome, btw). Re-read the Sprawl Trilogy last year. Your seminal work got me into tech. Wonderful to see the tool you used to weave a modern classic!
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[山卂ㄚ千卂尺乇尺] GuardianOgre Sep 24
He recorded the audiobook??? Oh man, this I have to track down.
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Evans Mehew/FastFulcrum Sep 24
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Bryan William Jones Sep 22
Replying to @GreatDismal
THAT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM! (says Dr. Jones).
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D Paul Angel Sep 22
Replying to @BWJones @GreatDismal
This, this right here, is the Twitter I love.
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sinan 'c' güldal Sep 22
Replying to @GreatDismal
I wonder do you still write on typewriter?
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William Gibson Sep 22
Replying to @SinanCGldal1
Absolutely not!
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sinan 'c' güldal Sep 22
Replying to @GreatDismal
was it that bad?
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Newro Sep 22
Comments like these make me feel old 🤐 I was forced to learn typing in school in the 80's on mostly mechanical typewriters. Our school had maybe 4 electric ones. It might be 'fun' to use one today for nostalgia, but it makes no sense and slows down editing by several times.
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Wolfgang Müller Sep 22
Replying to @GreatDismal
Wow. More punk than cyber.
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ntsc 30ndf Sep 23
More steam than punk
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