The Hague, Netherlands / Holland.
Good shots of men and women typing as they take part in an International Typewriting Competition. They all sit at little desks on a stage; most type away furiously but some are a little more languid. There seems to be a large audience watching them. C/U of...
A light-hearted comparison of the typewriters of the past and the new electric machines of the present.
Communication technology in action - cables which span the Atlantic and a "siphon recorder".
11-year-old stenotypist Betty Jones shows off her speedy skills on the Stenotype machine.
Old machinery is contrasted with modern day versions.
French traffic police take culprits straight to a roadside court on a nearby field.
Various shots of women copy typists competing on Olivetti typewriters for the fastest speed.
Quickly edited sequence of different methods of communicating information.