‘They still make that?’: Six jobs you (wrongly) thought were extinct

By Bill Weir, CNN

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The page is empty.  Your deadline looms.  The cursor blinks.
“Wonder what’s happening on Twitter?”
A precious half hour later, you’re back to the assignment and really laser-focused now, until … PING! You chase a pop-up alert right into Instagram quicksand.
If only there were a machine devoted to writing. Just writing, with no distracting apps or Wi-Fi rabbit holes.
Would you believe me if I told you such a machine exists? It’s called a “typewriter” and it was invented over a century before the smiling poo emoji.