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retro ad: 1980s Qyx typewriter commercial

Oh, this is just sad. No, honey, from now on, you won’t have to buy new typewriters every year.

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  • qyx person

    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

  • properaz

    Yup, I was a line engineer at Qyx, Lionville, PA. It was leading-edge …until the PC came along.

  • Margaret Leber

    Had a serial interface, too. We experimented with connecting one to the Lionville mainframe. I worked there too, in “EDP”.

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