movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Thu May 24 2012, 02:41pm | 4 comments
Oh, this is just sad. No, honey, from now on, you won’t have to buy new typewriters every year.
It was amazing for its time…had unlimited memory on removable small floppy discs, built in modem for electronic communication. Had changable print wheels for type styles, 10pt , 12pt and proportional. It had a small display for inout typing and corrections. All in a tyoewriter size on-the-desk machine. Way ahead of any other office machine of its time. Problem was EXXON oil company didn’t stay in the office machine business after big investments in start-up
Yup, I was a line engineer at Qyx, Lionville, PA. It was leading-edge …until the PC came along.
Had a serial interface, too. We experimented with connecting one to the Lionville mainframe. I worked there too, in “EDP”.
you could press afew buttons and enter debug mode. It was a z80 cpu and you could modify memory..then save to floppy. In Australia we hacked heaps of its features.
The linear motor carriage was so ahead of its time…
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