Keyed Up, Switched On, Logged In

The story of the birth of modern communication through the union of two of the most powerful inventions in history.

Prior to the invention of the typewriter, correspondence was by pen and paper. The typewriter brought about legibility and an unheard of speed in personal and business correspondence during the latter part of the 19thcentury.

Television boomed after the Second World War and became one of the most culturally influential inventions of all time. Marketed as an appliance that would enhance family life, the societal effects of television in all its current forms is still one of the most hotly debated topics.

The 1970s marriage of the typewriter and the television, first with the

TV Typewriter, then with the Apple personal computer, gave rise to a new generation of information and communication technology whose profound effect on society continues to grow.

TV Collector Moses Znaimer has partnered with Typewriter Collector Martin Howard in creating this exhibit


MZTV Museum of Television (at The ZoomerPlex) 64 Jefferson Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 1Y4

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