Although computerization was "in the works," she said it still amazes her how incredibly labor-intensive simple tasks, like trust fund invoicing, were in the era of the electric typewriter
The cubicle would change the way work is done as surely as the evolution from electric typewriter
to PC to networked PC.
Men who'd never met one another described detectives punching them, kicking them, or suffocating them with an electric typewriter
Daddy Brewer used to work nights so while he was trying to catch up on his sleep at the weekend I'd go up and ask him if I could use Mother Brewer's new electric typewriter
or something like that which I was usually banned from using.
I would prefer to hear about that by regular mail, on nice stationery, typed with an up-to-date electric typewriter
, which is where we happen to have begun.
* 1901 saw the first electric typewriter
, the Blickensderfer.
Among them were automatic telephone switching, the electric typewriter
, duplicating machines and copiers, adding machines and calculators, tape recorders for dictation, and data-processing equipment that used punched cards.
He also had an electric typewriter
and I used to play on those things all the time.
Americans now use twice as much printing and writing paper as they did three decades ago, when high-tech meant an electric typewriter
. From 1986 to 1997, domestic production of computer and copier paper rose by a third.
The first practical electric typewriter
, AM radio and vacuum cleaners are all discovered or invented in this decade.
This is quite an admission, considering when I started my communication career the ultimate high-tech communication tool was an electric typewriter
, and the ultimate editing tools were a pair of scissors and cellophane tape.
Making copies required loading carbons into the electric typewriter
, and striking the keys hard enough to make sure the letters pressed onto the carbons.