From The New York Times…
Cormac McCarthy’s Typewriter Brings $254,500 at Auction
This one machine, bought in 1963 for $50, was what Cormac McCarthy hammered on for nearly five decades, generating some five million words, and some of the finest American fiction of the second-half of the 20th century.
Not a bad legacy. And it serves as a valuable reminder to all of us in the creative business that fancy equipment—while it does have its trappings—doesn’t buy your way into getting the job done well.
What counts most are the ideas in your head and the tenacity with which you’re prepared to carve away at them.