Congressman on Tech Committee Still Uses Typewriter

April 10, 2014 - 11:20 AM

In the year 2014, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), who is the vice-chair of the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology, still writes letters on a typewriter.

The revelation came from his Wisconsin colleague Rep. Paul Ryan, who tweeted the picture Wednesday after a meeting in Sensenbrenner's office.

Typewriters were invented in the 19th century and were largely replaced by word processors on computers by the end of the 1980's. But Sensenbrenner, who was first elected to the House in 1978, has yet to enter the 21st century in this regard.