Archive for August, 2010

Updates from the Archives

August 26, 2010

Some updates from my archival work this Summer, with more to come. Please enjoy and, if inspired, make contact.

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Pinyin and the Chinese Typewriter

August 26, 2010

While in Paris, I also made contact with the Musée des Arts et Métiers, where I was able to view the various Chinese and Japanese machines in their collection. In my ongoing effort to track Read the rest of this entry »

Chinese Typewriting and Chinese Telegraphy

August 26, 2010

Following my trip to London, I was also able to conduct exploratory work at the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Read the rest of this entry »

Cable and Wireless Chinese Typewriter

August 26, 2010

As part of my exploratory work this summer, I visited the Cable and Wireless Archives in Porthcurno (part of the famous Porthcurno Telegraph Museum).

My job here, in addition to reading through extensive collections on the Read the rest of this entry »

Working with artifacts

August 26, 2010

中文打字機基本字盤表

It has been rewarding and challenging to imagine the objects of my study biographically – that is, as part of the lifeworlds of their users. Thus far, I’ve had the chance to see machines used by Read the rest of this entry »

Time for an update

August 26, 2010

It’s been a long while since last I posted here, but that’s my style when it comes to blogs. How I do admire those who update on a regular basis, but alas, I am more manic about it all. Encouraged by two-plus wonderful weeks of research in Tokyo (where I am now), and some fortuitous comments left here on this blog, I felt encouraged to share some news. Stand by for individual posts on sundry matters.