Hitchhiker Typewriter and My New Rationalization

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Got any spare change? This bad-boy wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and can be yours for the bargain price of $25, 577.95, plus shipping. You also get a first edition of the book, but that’s just thrown in as a bonus, Steampunk says.

If Hitchhiker had been written on a Macbook or an HP laptop, would anyone care? Probably not enough to throw down that kind of cash, even if the screen was autographed in blood.

This somehow makes me feel better about all those typewriter cases under my bed. They’re not flea market junk – they’re unsigned literary artifacts.