electric typewriter


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electric typewriter

[i¦lek·trik ′tīp‚rīd·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A typewriter having an electric motor that provides power for all operations initiated by the touching of the keys.
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I'd sit and play with the electric typewriter and eat M&M's and Hershey bars, and I thought, "You know, this is for me.
Making copies required loading carbons into the electric typewriter, and striking the keys hard enough to make sure the letters pressed onto the carbons.
In fact, I would not be writing this piece today if I had not been given access to my very first piece of assistive technology when I was seven years old--some 30 years ago--an IBM electric typewriter.
The introduction of the electric typewriter increased typing speed; the introduction of computers changed the shape of business; the laptop is making location irrelevant.
In the past this never bothered me, content as I was with my electric typewriter with all the features of a manual one.
I don't know how I ever survived with only a plain electric typewriter.
Researchers like Smith cannot explain entirely why the VDT, a labor-saving machine, should cause more harm than does an electric typewriter, but they have some possible answers.
What I'm doing this year is wrapping an electric typewriter that I've wanted ever since we moved here, labeling it "To Lois from Maynard" and hiding it on top of the bureau.
In a few years, we will look back on current methods of compliance management in much the way that we now view the electric typewriter.
A week before her death, she was learning to use an electric typewriter because she no longer had the strength to operate her manual machine, due to her tremor disorder which had made it difficult for her to write.
Mary used an electric typewriter, then an IBM Selectric typewriter, and eventually bought her first computer in 1980, programming in DOS.
Other inventions include the electric typewriter, the mainframe, the photoconducting office copier, word processing, the programming language FORTRAN, the scanning tunneling microscope (STM), the web server, the floppy disc, the hard drive, nanotubes, and LASIK surgery.

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