As you can see by the progress bar, I'm behind on word count but I've gone off on a tangent in the story and should be able to make up some words this week then I have a week off for the holiday. I may have to travel to PHX the week after. I will announce here when the date is firm. I'm hoping for December instead so I can write. If not, maybe a hotel write-in?
Anyway, performance of the team:
best - SM8½ (SM8 - tab sets next to the spacebar? with an SM9 instruction book in the case?)
2nd -Adler Special
3rd - tie - SM7 & Everest K2 (Mr. Jingles)
4th - tie - M44 marked down for scan/ocr errors and ribbon needs grommets, and Royal FP -a bit heavy for long use, but performing well.
honorable mention - Hermes Media (marked down for pica and carriage shift)
unsatisfactory for continuous use:
Royal Aristocrat elite (I have a pica that performs better)
Lettera 22 square keys too tight, misses letters
Woodstock - distracting function issues
Swissa - great feel, that qwertz was driving me nuts though. I use more y's than I thought i did.
SM9 Techno needs more attention, sticky keys and dry ribbon
Royal Brougham Leather I still need to adjust the leather, it snags at times.