I can’t help but admire the design and functionality of the IBM Selectric, a groundbreaking typewriter at the time it was introduced in 1961. Its smooth, organic, mid-century curved design  calls up images of the Mad Men secretary pool. The functionality and level of design seems remarkable, even timeless. I came across this non-working gem that somebody had put out with the trash today, and brought it home for a polishing and final photo before …