State of the Union, Typewriter Revolution
Ralph Nader gives us a clear-headed analysis of President Obama’s last State of the Union address and then geeks out over typewriters with professor Richard Polt, author of The Typewriter Revolution.CLICK & LISTEN TO INTERVIEW
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iPhones Ruin Children’s Ability to Talk
IPHONES are killing children’s ability to communicate, the shadow education secretary has said.
Tristram Hunt also said poor parenting was “at fault” with families failing to nurture children’s “emotional development” and instead letting them scroll down their smartphones. His comments follow warnings from leading academics that mobiles should come with health warnings.
Mr. Hunt said he had had frequent conversations with primary head teachers who talked about “the challenge they face in getting their pupils up to the relevant level of progress, given their various developmental delays”. He said, based on their evidence, “more children are presenting with serious difficulties when it comes to speech and language. In disadvantaged communities, children’s ability to talk, to play, to interact is often markedly behind. When I ask if the condition is getting worse, all heads say yes and they blame the iPhone”.
Writing for The Daily Telegraph, Mr. Hunt blamed “poor parenting” rather than a disadvantaged background. He said: “All too often it is schools which are left to address the learning gap, but it is poor parenting which is at fault.
“This isn’t a question of money: every parent can afford to talk to their child. It is a question of culture and understanding”.
By Javier Espinoza
Free Exhibit Features Vintage Typewriter
L.A. Police Commission official Steve Soboroff's collection of famous vintage typewriters is on display in a free exhibit at The Paley Center for Media through Jan. 31. Featured typewriters include Ernest Hemingway's 1932 Royal Model P, John Lennon's tiny Imperial Good Companion Model T and Jerry Sievel's Royal Portable Quiet Deluxe, as well as Orson Welles' snappy red Underwood 4 Bank, which he used to write “Citizen Kane.” 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. For more information, call 310-786-1000 or visit www.paleycenter.org
Downtown Joshua Tree type inn & gallery)
Experience an unplugged retreat, for writing, reading, and listening at Downtown Joshua Tree TypeInn & Gallery
- Well, bring your computer. There is electricity, central air and WIFI! Actually all the simple comforts of home.
- Enjoy using manual typewriters, the world famous TypOwriter art as well as Desert Landscape photos.
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Angelina Jolie Plunks Down Thousands for Brad's Wedding Present
Angelina Jolie put down thousands of dollars on the last typewriter Ernest Hemingway used before killing himself ... a $250,000 wedding gift for Brad Pitt ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the couple tell us ... Angelina's agent got in touch with L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff, who has an unbelievable typewriter collection, including Hemingway's 1926 Underwood. Get this ... Hemingway used the typewriter for his works in the late 1930s, and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" was published in 1940 ...