Suffice to say, the Burroughs family of St. Louis had a lot of money. It was this money that afforded William Seward Burroughs II a spot at Harvard, from which he graduated in 1936, as well as the freedom to pursue writing and shooting up heroin and sex-seeking holidays in Tangier. This money, with what he made as reporter, also financed a fateful stint in Mexico City.
What’s that? A blog post about adding machines written by someone who can barely use one? Well, hell yeah! In the next few days – or whenever I find the time and am so inclined – I will be publishing a blog post about the first adding machine, patented by William Seward Burroughs on this day in 1888.