I think that for entertainment or learning purposes typing is muttar since it isn’t actual ksivah rather a combination of maaseh hedyot and tzorchei moed. But does anyone know if one must be careful that every mouse click and letter must be for ztorchei moed? Or does it fall under one act of tzarchei moed?
If the issur is havarah then some hold that doesn’t apply during chol hamoed at all. But tikun maneh might be an issue.
Am I allowed to answer you?!
its not a problem at all to use a computer.
Lichora whether we hold Chol Hamoed is D’Oraisa or D’Rabannan would matter here. If you hold it’s D’Rabannan, then Chazal were never Gozer typing. If it’s D’Oraisa, then I could still hear both sides.
They were gozer k’sivah, and if typing had a din k’sivah, it would be assur.
rabbi LOR says:
it’s not the least bit assur even for not tzreichei moed, b/c chazal never made any gezeiros about computers that were going to exist 2000 yrs in the future
By that logic you would be allowed to drive on the second day of Yom Tov because it’s a d’rabbanon and cars weren’t invented.