R.I.P. Derek Walcott, Poet

I don’t read nearly enough poetry, so lately it’s only when a poet passes that I become aware of just what I’ve been missing. Reading the obit for Derek Walcott, however, makes it clear that I need to find time to read more. To wit: I hear he was best known for using an Olivetti,…

Remington 9: Slightly Noisier Noiseless 8, Still Pretty Great

My last Noiseless 8 post  got a lot wrong. Unbeknownst to me the machine I featured and used for that typecast was in fact a Remington 9. I will either delete or heavily re-work that Noiseless 8 post; in the meantime I thought I’d take this opportunity to write about the Remington 9, a somewhat…