Computer has spell check...Like Tommy Jefferson, I know many ways to spell a word.
I grew up when a smart typewriter was an daisy-wheel IBM Selectric II and as expensive as all hell. It could erase a word or two...all by it's self....no getting out the white out.
Then came the Brother typewriter computer that allowed you to erase a full line.
A typewriter defiantly made you think 3 time harder than a computer.....you had all that cut with a scissor and use glue to paste.
Then you had to type it all over again.
One wrote shorter...less wordy....laziness...
Then came the big 64 K Kaypro with the same keyboard as on the $10,000 computers and Word Star....pre'point and drag.... all sorts of little commands you had to learn, and you did not need metal scissors any more. You could put in a single sided floppy disk to check your spelling.
I hated the mouse the first time I used it ....now would not be with out. That was and is a grand keyboard....real IBM Selectric in feel.
Did I mention I learned to pound a keyboard on a manual.....very slowly....good for muscular hands.
I'm stumbling slowly to the end of the worlds longest western. I write much of that on a computer, in I'd have to type it in as is, when I do a draft a scene or add in notes.
Some times writing a scene or part of one on paper is much better than a computer in I have more freedom on paper.
Mostly I use a fountain pen in they are not as much hard work as a ball point.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 09 June 2014 - 23:01.
Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I no longer use the term Easy Full Flex.
Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X. Those are not "Flex" nibs.
Odd, how many who should know better, compares Japanese F (which equals EF), with Western F, with out a second thought, but do not compare Japanese B with Western B.
Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.