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Typewriter Comeback?

Get out your old dried-up bottle of Wite-Out correction fluid and brush the cobwebs off your trusty old typewriter. Due to security concerns with Internet communications, the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service is reverting to using typewriters for internal memos. What a hoot! What's next, white boots and hip huggers?


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Out comes the old Underwood, but make sure you destroy the ribbon.

Make sure it's a manual one. When I was in the Air Force way back when, they showed us how evil Commie spies could pick up the individual keystrokes of electric typewriters.

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