How backward-looking can you get? While the Western world is trying to put computers within the reach of all, Romania is trying to cut down on typewritersm. They evidently are considered to have such subversive possibilities that there should be no unknown users banging away at them. Ergo, typewriter registration for the Romanians. True, our typewriter has always had a hard time spelling Ceausescu, let alone pronouncing it. But somehow we thought he was of sterner stuff than to be frightened of a keyboard.

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