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Steampunk?
« on: February 10, 2008, 06:02:36 am »
I can't tell if this thing is steampunk, or just frickin' weird and awesome-looking at the same time:
http://www.officemuseum.com/typewriters_hansen_writing_ball.htm



A "writing ball." Discuss.

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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 07:01:08 am »
That is steampunk to the max. See all the brass? See the intricate and careful craftsmanship? The atypical typewriter design makes it even more so.
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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 07:05:34 am »
All it needs is a cogwheel.

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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 07:56:14 am »
All I know is that I want one.

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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 07:59:02 am »
Okay, so let me steer the topic a bit. 

How do you think Steampunk is going to influence society, if at all?

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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 02:31:44 pm »
it's gonna piss me off even worse than Emo Kids, that's how.
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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 03:24:48 pm »
But think of the corsets!

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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 07:35:29 pm »
People like me, who have a genuine attraction to things made of brass and with little clicking mechanisms, will pick up on certain aspects of it very quickly. However, genuinely ass-slappin' awesome Steampunk things like that writing ball will quickly prove too expensive, and many people will resort to the cheap shit that will miraculously appear out of China. Then I personally will become disillusioned and resort to "Stonepunk," toting a flint spear and wrapped in animal hides.

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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2008, 08:48:02 pm »
Okay, so let me steer the topic a bit. 

How do you think Steampunk is going to influence society, if at all?

It's going to be all over up in Nordstrom's and Macy's, and then it will be another decade and there will be another fashion statement and it will look "dated" until 2031, when it will suddenly be ultra-fashionable in a hip, ironic way.
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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2008, 09:29:44 pm »
People like me, who have a genuine attraction to things made of brass and with little clicking mechanisms, will pick up on certain aspects of it very quickly. However, genuinely ass-slappin' awesome Steampunk things like that writing ball will quickly prove too expensive, and many people will resort to the cheap shit that will miraculously appear out of China. Then I personally will become disillusioned and resort to "Stonepunk," toting a flint spear and wrapped in animal hides.

I like that.
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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2008, 12:28:25 am »
The only reason we regard that configuration as weird is because the qwerty set up was utilized to slow down typists since the original alphabetic set us was too fast and kept  jamming the type writters. i would think with the technology we have now we would set up the keyboards different as it is very hard to jam a computer with fast typing... but that is another rant completely.
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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2008, 01:23:04 am »
For your generic steampunk imageboard fix: http://www.megachan.net/boards/ste/

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Re: Steampunk?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2008, 04:07:54 am »
I dunno, I generally love stuff that's future-forward but it only goes so far before becoming it's own parody.  I'd prefer a style that was formal, comfortable, timeless and chic.

Like a sequined straitjacket with tie and fruit-hat.