How the typewriter changed the economy and society

Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. In 2017, presenter Genevieve Bell addresses the role of technology in building our future, and what it means to be human, and Australian, in a digital world. In this excerpt from her third lecture, Genevieve Bell traces the economic and social changes brought on by one key piece of technology – the typewriter.