Street typewriting in Peru: the public scribe

public typewriting Another category of service you find on the street in Peru (as well as other countries) is the public scribe (in Ayaviri above and Arequipa below). Generally sat somewhere at a desk or on stairs, aided by a typewriter, he/she serve the needy illiterate to writer different things, especially administrative pieces of work. A sort of surrogate to the written world, the public scribe seems to be an important component in the large bureaucratic and technical systems in Peru composed of photographers, photocopy shops and internet cafés.

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