Skip to comments.NYC keeps ahead of the curve, invests $1 million into typewriters
Posted on 07/15/2009 12:55:12 PM PDT by Lorianne
When we look upon the typewriter, we tend to think of it as a somewhat romantic, antiquated technology for the English major in us to write that great mystery novel we've been toying with -- not something we'd imagine anyone would still be using in a professional setting. Unfortunately for New York's boys in blue, that's exactly the situation they find themselves in. According to NY Post, the city has plunked down $982,269 in a contract with New Jersey-based Swintec to provide thousands of new manual electric typewriters bound for NYPD offices over the next three years, with another $99,570 going to a company for maintaining the current lineup. While arrest reports have thankfully gone the way of computers, property and evidence vouchers continue to be written up out the old fashioned way, with officers complaining about having to seek out ribbons when they (often) run dry. In some way, it's kind of funny... but mostly, it's just sad.
The AP and other media should require it from their photographers.
Ah, I just love the smell of hypocrisy in the afternoon. It smells like a summer low tide at the sewage treatment plant.
Gosh, even in the military I stopped using a typewriter more than 10 years ago. It’s either computer or hand-written. We can even scan too! :-)
Because it’s a screen name, not my real name and because I don’t want it to. It’s a nom de plume.
Is that OK with you?
Don't get me started about the caps lock on emails and forms. I hate those and they are not easier to read. I had a boss who used to do that, and had the spell check not check all caps.
He decided to change after he sent out a scathing email to us when he was in a rage (including several females) and he misspelled CANT. Needless to say, I shouldn't have to spell the word.
You sure enjoy getting people’s knickers in a twist! Like that ‘raving’ something or other here I saw a while back. Hehehe!
Nice work, buddy. Have a good one! :)
yeah, its just fine with me, but dont get all high and mighty and dickish saying its a form of mental disease not to capitalize if you dont do it yourself, because that makes you appear to be quite the hypocrite. know what i mean?
Who, me? :)
Yes, that's all very well and I do tend to agree....
The day seems to be looming ever closer when Americans will lose their precious liberty to the collectivist beast. When there are no other options beyond living as a slave or taking up arms, what then?
obviously their carbon paper supplier is a Tony Soprano operation...
What you describe sounds like a REVOLUTION....not rioters on a rampage because the electrical grid throws a city into darkness...
To date - we’ve seen only rioters and anarchists rampaging in the streets...
Shoot those bastards, without apology.
The Revolution hasn’t yet begun......but soon I suspect, if a sufficient number of men who love liberty still exist.
I suspect that will be Obama’s greatest contribution to America - pushing too far and causing a very violent response.
What about women who love liberty...and can shoot halfway decently? ;-)
Ha! Good idea!
Canon makes a device that adds a cryptographic number to each photo taken for evidence. If the photo is altered, it will no longer match.
Why does everyone know that, except the criminals who put this deal together?
I suppose one would have to be a resident and taxpayer in New York City to have standing to demand an inquiry? Have they even heard of a Grand Jury?
Of course women are invited and appreciated..
I myself have trained several young ladies to shoot - and frankly they can shoot as well if not better that most men when taught properly.
Also - I’ve spoken often of the ability of women who fought along side of their men and our forces in Vietnam.
I may sound like a male chauvinist - but I am capable of acknowledging exceptional women.
What the hell is wrong with you folks???
Didn't your public skool indoctrination teach you the difference between criminal thieves rioting and REVOLUTIONISTS?
It is criminally insane to compare the rampaging black thugs of LA or New Orleans to the Patriots who stood at the battle in Lexington..
...for all those pesky .pdf conference registration forms...Holy DASD, Batman -- does that bring back memories!
What the hell is wrong with you? If you had made a distinction other than a blanket statement to kill everyone who opposes government, maybe you’d have a point, but as of now, you simply owe me an apology for being a jerk.