I’m a marketing professional in the Information Technology sector, living and working on the West Coast of the United States. Computing history, the influence of pre-computing technologies and 20th industrial design are all areas of interest I pursue in my spare time.
Why did I name my blog “CLICK, CLACK, DING!” I tried a bunch of different names and they were awful. The other names were either too serious, too oblique, too full of bad puns, too poseur, etc. Some sounded good to the ear but didn’t look right on a page; others vice-versa.
The typewriter blog names I like best are distinctive, direct, and a little bit quirky. I woke up one night with the words “Click, Clack DING!” coming through loud and clear, in that order. This onomatopoetic phrase immediately evokes manual typewriters and is just quirky enough for the Typosphere. As a bonus, it sounds like the typewriter equivalent of Zang Tumb Tumb – the poem as well as the record label. Done. All I need to do now is write a Manifesto with the same name and my 15 seconds of Internet fame is assured.