The typewriter had its long, extended day ever since its invention in England in the early 1700s. It did not immediately catch on, but it would eventually emerge as a legendary staple of modern life, business and communications.
If you watch the jolly BBC clip, you'll see that typewriting even used to be a competitive sport, as world class typists would assemble to try to out clickety-clack each other. "The kings and queens of the keyboard are knocking the stuffing out of international typewriters," enthuses the perky play-by-play announcer describing the black-and-white action.
But as it did to one of journalism's most famous pounders of the device - Citizen Kane - death has come to the typewriter. At least it has in Britain, where, for now, that's all she wrote.