Compact Electrics

What is a "compact electric" typewriter? According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary "compact" is defined as: Adjective: closely set or packed together, dense - having all the necessary components or features neatly fitted into a small space. By that definition all "portable" electric typewriters qualify as "compact".  Yet, according to Wilfred A Beeching, in his … Continue reading Compact Electrics

The Multi-Facited Astrid Lindgren

A statue commemorating the Swedish author, Astrid Lindgren, was inaugurated on 1 June 2007 in the main square of the town of Vimmerby, Sweden. The statue is the work of artist Marie Louise Ekman, in cooperation with Hanna Beling, Heinz Müllner, and pupils at the Royal Art Academy in Stockholm. Before making her breakthrough with her children's book Pippi Longstocking, Astrid … Continue reading The Multi-Facited Astrid Lindgren