Twenty-five years ago, we were pretty impressed when a chest freezer-sized scanner was delivered to the office: It could only read a specific typeface used by an IBM Selectric typewriter
, but, hey, its accuracy rate was 85 percent.
A missive from a fictional journalist recently sprung from prison by a group of punk rockers who repeatedly query him about Hegel introduced his last solo exhibition, in which the IBM Selectric typewriter
he writes with was among the objects on view.
Interfaced using a modified IBM Selectric typewriter
it played a key role in the development of educational computing prior to the advent of microcomputers.
There, he manually inked the Vietnamese accent marks after preparing his articles with an IBM Selectric typewriter
But what sticks with him from his teenage years are the long conversations with his sister-in-law's father, a senior manager at IBM who had developed the ball for the famous Selectric typewriter
When I first started in public relations, the big new thing was the Selectric typewriter
," Johnston says.
From a technology standpoint it was a step backward, considering that I was back to composing stories on an IBM Selectric typewriter
What the industry did was a straightforward attempt to strangle competition in its crib," says Lovins, who likens today's auto industry culture to an IBM trying to hold on to Selectric typewriter
sales in the face of competition from notebook computers.
Late at night, I used NBC's Selectric typewriter
to do camera-ready copy for the newsletter," he recalls.
But he'd work on his book in the office afternoons, and on weekends he'd bring the IBM Selectric typewriter
home and set it up on the only table in the house.
It cost IBM $350 million to convert its Selectric Typewriter
facility into a
There was little if any technology when I started in the business unless you count the IBM Selectric typewriter