I typed this

In the NYTimes today, Tom Hanks waxes eloquent about manual typewriters: I Am TOM. I Like to TYPE. Hear That?

As it happens, I brought an old Royal typewriter with me to this Rhode Island cottage. I'm returning it to my stepmother, Dorothy, who lent it to me nearly 10 years ago. I used to have it in my UNC and Duke offices to serve as a reminder of writing technology of the past.

So, I typed Mr. Hanks a note:

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By Anton Zuiker, Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 10:13 AM. So, it has come to this.