Computers: A Convert to the Write Stuff

Bill Buckley is high on word processors

Conservative Pundit William F. Buckley Jr. has long had an unbridled passion for writing machines. He once mailed an unsolicited testimonial to the president of Smith-Corona, praising the company's $170 portable as "the most wonderful electric typewriter" he had ever used. Now the syndicated columnist, author of 24 books and editor of the National Review, has found a new object for his techno-literary affections. Buckley has shifted his allegiance to word processors, demonstrating his loyalty by accumulating eight of the machines and scattering them among his offices in New York City, Connecticut and Rougemont, Switzerland. "I don't compose anything on a...

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