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Student Brings Typewriter to Lecture, Has to Leave

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It's okay, my typewriter doesn't have a mute button either.

Back in my day, we just took a pen and notepad to class for taking down notes or doodling. These days, it's about notebooks (and that'd be of the laptop variety). Nearly everyone can type faster than they can write by hand, so naturally using a computer is a better class-aid.

But what happens if you don't have access to a laptop for a day, but still prefer the old QWERTY experience? You bring a typewriter, of course.

That's exactly what some young student did, much to the amusement of his peers. We can't exactly make out what the professor giving the lecture says to the student, but we're fairly certain that he asks him to "mute" the sound of his typewriter (mistaking it for a noisy laptop). Ding!

Student Brings Typewriter to Lecture

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    Stone Cold , December 12, 2009 1:48 PM
    EPIC WIN!!!
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    megamanx00 , December 12, 2009 3:12 PM
    But it's a crash proof word processor :D .

    Really though he wasn't even typing that fast so it may have just been better for him to write it down by hand.
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    bhaberle , December 12, 2009 3:35 PM
    lol a kid in my class did this last year... the teacher almost peed himself in excitement though.
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  • 29 Hide
    Stone Cold , December 12, 2009 1:48 PM
    EPIC WIN!!!
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    cryogenic , December 12, 2009 1:58 PM
    Pff, the schools these days ... surfing for porn while the teacher is in front of you babbling for 1 hour, priceless. At least the boredom problem is solved ...


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    Regulas , December 12, 2009 1:58 PM
    Awesome
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    Honis , December 12, 2009 2:12 PM
    Haha, awesome prank.
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    TwoDigital , December 12, 2009 2:22 PM
    I smell yet another lawsuit on this one... "You discriminated against my client because of his inability to pay for a laptop computer..." Not that I agree with the suit, but it's interesting that the school would allow or at least look the other way for all the laptops. (Not all typewriters are as loud as this one.)
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    hakesterman , December 12, 2009 2:38 PM
    The Teacher is a Moron..........

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    Anonymous , December 12, 2009 2:43 PM
    OMG! Now that is hilarious.

    Years ago, Typewriters were used in certain classrooms. Admittedly they aren't too quiet, but they aren't loud enough to warrant being asked to leave.

    Although in a lecture hall, depending on where in the audience the student was sitting, it could amplify the sound of the typewriter. :D 

    Teachers who are old enough to remember having typewrites in the schools instead of computers would probably laugh about this one and call the professor a rediculous old fart.
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    megamanx00 , December 12, 2009 3:12 PM
    But it's a crash proof word processor :D .

    Really though he wasn't even typing that fast so it may have just been better for him to write it down by hand.
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    bhaberle , December 12, 2009 3:35 PM
    lol a kid in my class did this last year... the teacher almost peed himself in excitement though.
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    yaridovich , December 12, 2009 3:37 PM
    This was at Georgia Tech...
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    Anonymous , December 12, 2009 3:40 PM
    If they could only ask the remarkable amount of people who're unable to either disable windows sounds or find the "mute" button on their notebooks to leave as well.
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    AdamB5000 , December 12, 2009 4:00 PM
    I didn't realize that disrupting a class is cool and awesome. I thought this was juvenile and unimaginative.
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    bk420 , December 12, 2009 4:09 PM
    Good ol' American education at it's best.
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    radiowars , December 12, 2009 4:13 PM
    AdamB5000I didn't realize that disrupting a class is cool and awesome. I thought this was juvenile and unimaginative.

    Yes, those 46 seconds in which the loudest noise ever produced interrupted that classroom really through everyone off guard. More likely, it kept more people awake during the lecture.
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    brendano257 , December 12, 2009 4:54 PM
    AdamB5000I didn't realize that disrupting a class is cool and awesome. I thought this was juvenile and unimaginative.


    You've got to be kidding me. Students ARE allowed to have a little fun you know.
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    wildwell , December 12, 2009 5:25 PM
    megamanx00But it's a crash proof word processor .Really though he wasn't even typing that fast so it may have just been better for him to write it down by hand.

    That's what I was thinking. A pen and paper would be faster than a laptop for him anyway.
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    tacoslave , December 12, 2009 5:31 PM
    They're probably offended he didnt bring a macbook pro. Most kids these days dont know shit about computers and it shows.
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