electronic typewriter


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electronic typewriter

[i′lek‚trän·ik ′tīp‚rīd·ər]
(computer science)
A typewriter whose operation is enhanced through the use of microprocessor technology to provide many of the functions of a word-processing system but which has at most a partial-line visual display. Also known as memory typewriter.
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According to the MIT article, more than 400,000 word processors and electronic typewriters were sold in 2002.
People have computers in their living rooms,in their kitchens, even in their pockets, that do a far wider range of tasks than any of the cumbersome electronic typewriters for the 1980s coulddo.
"We've tried several times to bring her up to date with electronic typewriters and word processors," he said.
Electronic typewriters, cash registers and calculators may represent office products of another era, but as more companies abandon those categories, a market opportunity still exits for those who prefer the old standbys.
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Louis-based company with locations in Pine Bluff and Little Rock, likens the fast-evolving fax market to the advent of the electronic typewriters and the rapid changes that followed.
Simple electronic typewriters have some line-display and rudimentary word processing capabilities.
The maker of electronic typewriters will soon find itself muscled out of business by a company making lap-top computers - unless it shifts its product, market niche, and position.
Dataquest estimates the breakdown of those devices is 200,000 integrated voice/data workstations; 1.1 million word processors; 3 million electronic typewriters; 10.1 million alphanumeric terminals; and 9.4 million personal computers.

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