Richard Paul, Professor, Xavier University discussed on

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No one it's it's outside the surveillance system no one can hack into your account and and figure out what you wrote i mean there's something there's something kind of liberating about it and there are so few things that are really private anymore i mean if you're having a conversation in the woods somewhere with someone i guess that's private but we all know that anything digital that you do is potentially habitable and is probably being analyzed by government agencies computers right now and even if you've done nothing wrong and the government does nothing to you i think that creates a certain mentality where you're kind of looking over your shoulder you're not really feeling free to say something so anything that lets us just focus on what we're saying and the person we're communicating with if anyone is really valuable yeah delicate question i think it's over three hundred there in my office at work there in my study at home there in the garage the basement the attic and right now i do some community service doing typewriter repair so i have other peoples typewriters in my basement i'm working on them and i have parts machines to help me out so it's proliferating as as my wife would be the first italian i have a similar problem with books and i guess the blessing for me is books aren't as big as typewriters oh yeah and it's not like stamp collecting it's a little awkward thank you this has been a pleasure thank you very much richard paul is a philosophy professor at xavier university he's the author of the blog and now the book called the typewriter revolution and you know the cool thing about typewriters is that you can both right with them and you can also make music with them evidently misses the boston typewriter orchestra.

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