Cold Comfort

If AEG Olympia’s advertising was to be believed, their Comfort Line electronic typewriter of the 1990s was the stuff of legend.


Since ancient times, winged unicorns (or pegacorns) have been depicted as representations of evil.

The Irish poet W. B. Yeats wrote of imagining a winged beast that he associated with laughing, ecstatic destruction. The beast took the form of a winged unicorn in his 1907 play The Unicorn from the Stars and later that of the rough beast slouching towards Bethlehem in his poem The Second Coming.


Let’s hope the launch of the Comfort Line wasn’t a complete disaster!


4 thoughts on “Cold Comfort”

  1. Even though I don’t like electronic typewriters – I would actually buy one because I really do miss saving files of a text. And as a screen author (wannabe screen author) I do have some use for different fonts.


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