Have you ever used a typewriter?
Yes. And I own two.
How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?
Reach out personally instead of sending traditional pitches. If you do send an email pitch, you have precisely 3 seconds to get my attention.
What tools and software do you use to do your job?
I keep it pretty simple -- my laptop, smartphone, tablet, dictation tools, Google Docs, Scrivener, and probably a few tools I'm forgetting.