When I was teen, I had one of these Olivetti Lettera 22’s:
I used it for some essays in school, but I have to say that word processing and a laser printer sure made the process of creating documents a lot less labourious.
There are days when I wonder how anyone who uses just a mobile phone touch keyboard can ever relate to the tactility and mechanical abruptness of a real typewriter.
In high school I took a typing class, figuring it would be useful for a computer programmer. (Turns out, for me, it never was, I had already gotten too adept with two finger typing, and programmers use a lot of punctuation and it moves around a lot between different flavours of keyboards, and it’s too labourious to touch type, IMHO.) Anyway, in the typing class we used IBM Selectric typewriters which were electric and had this nifty ball shaped head, which was exchangeable so you could have different fonts.