When I started grade school in the 1950s, there was a sense of excitement in the air. Television had entered the homes of many Americans, and with it the desire to bring the world into the future. My third grade music teacher, Mr. Underwood, was a typist and an inventor. By day, he taught piano, and by night he typed up ideas for his inventions. One night, he realized that he could come up with many more ideas if he could type faster.
"The Internal Combustion Typewriter,"
Word Ways: Vol. 37
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol37/iss3/9