I haven't come across this reaction, possibly since I've picked up every typewriter locally. And I don't think there's an age limit to typewriters, I learnt to type on a 1948 Remington 17 and used it to write my own newspaper when I was about 8 years old. These days, I'm exactly one fourth of the age of my average typewriter old.
That's funny! Here in the US, many young people are into typewriters.
One of my penpals also asked me whether I had used a typewriter in my childhood, which was why I now liked them. The answer is of course not... if I wanted a machine for nostalgic reasons, it would be one of those early Apple computers! Or perhaps an ancient Compaq with Windows '95. And I really don't want that!
I look forward to seeing that typewriter you ordered to remember your youth. ( :
@ maschinengeschrieben - Sadly here I don't have much of a typewriter market. All my typewriters with the exception of one were bought over the internet.@ Richard P - Here in Portugal most of the young people are drawn by more atractive activities that can be done outdoors. Definetly they dont waste their time on old and outdated things like typewriters (that's for geeks). But their personal computer it is their best friend :p (who's the geek now?)@ Adwoa - I definitely agree with you! If I wanted to remember my childhood I'd have to buy a old Apple computer with a green screen and floppy-disks... Typewriters are a new world for me!@ I dream lo-tech - It's my first one with a qwertz portuguese keyboard :) Soon as I have it I'll share it in the blog.