Tweeting and Writing and Deflating Like a Balloon Really writing forces us to lock the words into whatever contraption is being used to write. I like typewriters because it’s hard to take out the paper and crumple it up while writing. The easiest movement is FORWARD. Typewriters are momentum machines. Real writing pushes forward. Tweets push in every direction at once. These are not value judgements, these are just some observations. Frank Chimero — Tweeting and Writing and Deflating Like a Balloon.