Victor Rivero's

Old School: IBM Selectric III

In Old School on November 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

WOW. DOES THIS BRING BACK memories! Hear the machine-gun key power at your fingertips. Feel the letter-like imprints on the backside of your paper. See the sleek new design of the casing. The 1980s were about the last time that anyone really got their fingers inky while writing a term paper. Featuring a 96-character typeball (now that was high tech!), this was the last hurrah of a bygone age of screenless wordprocessing–where you could still get under the hood of your machine and check out the parts. Kinda like looking over the insides of a Pontiac Trans Am. Do you really want to hear more?


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