In the world of modern technology, it’s easy to take the humble typewriter completely for granted. But have you ever wondered who invented the typewriter – and how it introduced a new role for women in the workforce?
The AMSTRAD Word Processor was compact… for the time! One box held the whole shebang – the monitor, keyboard and printer, plus word processing software.
Vintage IBM electric typewriters from the ’60s, like the Executive and the Selectric, were marketed to help executives – and secretaries – manage an increasing business workload at a time when more and more white collar jobs were being created.
Here’s a little guide from the thirties to teach people how to make art using their vintage manual typewriters – pretty much old-fashioned ascii art and old-school smileys!
These old-fashioned Dymo labelmakers were easy to use and affordable – which meant that these colorful plastic sticky labels used to be seen almost everywhere and on everything.
What was the Canon Cat? They called it a Work Processor. It could help write and edit, communicate and calculate. It would even dial a phone.
In the ’50s, they wanted to know what secretary wouldn’t prefer a job that included one of these vintage IBM electric typewriters? Compared to manuals, they were so easy to use.
Once part of everyday life, now only people of a certain age will remember this stuff. Here are 25 things most people under 25 have never seen in real life!
Handwriting has gone out of style because it gave way to something infinitely better. It was the old story. Hand work could not compete with machine work — the pen could not compete with the typewriter.
Take a look at these antique cigarette cards — collectible free trading cards that were included in packages of cigarettes — featuring images of famous
When portable manual typewriters started to get fancy with office typewriter features in the 50s, it was a big step forward for students and small