What you will see posted here in the future will be musings on my attraction to things of the past. I have dipped my toe into the realm of blogging almost by accident. In the interest of devouring information about subjects I love, I have lurked around several blogs. One evening I set about understanding the technical workings of blogs, and the best way to learn a subject is in doing it. So I set up a blog only with the intention of understanding the blogging technology. Before I know it I had a creation that was online and accessible. An empty creation. So I figured I better fill it up.
You will not see many typecast (See definition below) posts from me. My interests in items from bygone eras are in both their functionality and beauty. I do type on typewriters. I do capture images with film cameras. I do not pretend to live in those eras and whenever possible only use those items.
I have long been interested in and collected things from the past. Cameras, coins, firearms, books, historical documents, and more recently typewriters. I think this interest was brought about thorough an interest in history. Looking at and touching beautiful and useful items actually used by someone in the past allows me to have a connection with that time period.
I tend to also provide definitions at the bottom of my posts whenever I use terms that might not be understood by the casual reader. I have always found it frustrating that when one jumps into a new interest, lingo from that interest is thrown around as if everyone should already know the meanings in that current context.
More to come………………….
Typecast: Creating an actual typewriter produced document, which is then scanned and inserted as a post, in the place of typing the words directly using the computer keyboard.
Typosphere: Online blogs whose subject matter is typewriters.
Photosphere: I just made that up in this context. Dictionary meaning is: the luminous envelope of a star from which its light and heat radiate