The room looks at you like you're mad. Thankfully, my fiance finds my child like obsessions endearing. As I wrote in a previous essay, she was the one that bought my first Olivetti.
|My First Olivetti|
She also doesn't mind when I point out a typewriter at a funeral. Or--more common's the case--during a movie or TV show. Yes, I call out the difference between the Selectric I and II in the Mad Men shows, and how Don Draper uses a Woody Allen style SM-3 at his home with Betty. He later takes it to his apartment when he and Betty separate. And Peggy has a Royal Safari. Look it up.
Also on Selectrics--Seth Rogan uses one in The Forty Year Old Virgin.
It's therefore a thorn in my side when I cannot watch a movie that is specifically about typewriters: Populaire.
It has been all over the typosphere, yet when I attempt to find it, whether to stream or buy, I find that the world is still starkly divided. By DVD players. Their disks won't work on my player, and so I must live without and trust when everyone on the web says that it is a really good film.
I guess that is a first world problem too. But it's mostly a typospherian problem.