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The Sincerity Machine is nothing if not unnecessary.
By now typewriters are so obsolete as to seem an affectation, even if you are Tom Wolfe. But whatever lingering cachet the technology offers in its twilight is obliterated by the Sincerity Machine—a device that types in Comic Sans.
Jesse England isn’t a fan of the widely disparaged font but considers its bad rap undeserved. His modified typewriter (incidentally not a viral marketing campaign, he says) celebrates how people unaware of that stigma obliviously communicate their earnestness by using the typeface.
Oh, and if sending your friends telegrams in Doge-speak doesn’t annoy them enough, consider taking England’s tutorial on how to write in Comic Sans by hand—I’m thinking it could really up my postcard game:
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'