Two steps forward, meet five steps back. For those of us who missed out on all the fun and carpal tunnel syndrome the typewriter generation had, or for those simply looking for an apparatus on which their grandmas can type their term papers without constant micromanagement, behold the antique typewriter turned USB-compatible keyboard for Macs, PCs, and iPads. Post conversion to a viable piece of 21st century technology, the typewriter transmits all letters, numerals, and punctuation marks from its clickety-clack keys to your 1024 x 768-pixel computer screen. Shift, space, and return keys are also present, the latter of which is activated by the literal right-to-left slide of the typewriter's return carriage. And for stubborn lovers of the olden days, yes, it still pecks out its Courier font with real ink on real paper too.
The USB Typewriter Computer Keyboard requires no special installation software, and comes with the necessary USB cable. Check vendor Jack Zylkin's Etsy shop for a complete listing of all compatible desktops, laptops, and tablets.