Brother Produces UK's Last Typewriter

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neiroatopelcc

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[citation][nom]geost91gr[/nom]We had to get to 2012 to understand we no longer need typewriters. OK...[/citation]
There's one at serveral offices around here still. They're used a couple times a year to type documents in triplicate because we don't have any matrix printers.
 

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[citation][nom]neiroatopelcc[/nom]There's one at serveral offices around here still. They're used a couple times a year to type documents in triplicate because we don't have any matrix printers.[/citation]

And what would be that "around here"?
 

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[citation][nom]assasin32[/nom]Never could find the backspace button to delete things on a typewriter.[/citation]

It's right next to the insert key :p
 

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[citation][nom]assasin32[/nom]Never could find the backspace button to delete things on a typewriter.[/citation]

If I do recall, there was a typewriter that had white-out capability. Backspace, then turn on the white-out and then backspace again to resume typing over the blotted out mistake.
 

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I still Have an old Royal with round keys packed and buried deep in a closet somewhere !!!
Its carriage return can knock over a lamp if it is to close or not heavy enough!!!!

jer :)
 

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[citation][nom]geost91gr[/nom]We had to get to 2012 to understand we no longer need typewriters. OK...[/citation]A typewriter has infinite standby time and it runs off paper and ink. :p

On a mostly unrelated note, people have no idea how fucked we'd be if we lost access to reliable power in a large area for a few months. Most of us are completely unable to fend for ourselves these days. Very little reserve food and fuel. Yet most people don't even give it a moment's thought.
 

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[citation][nom]alextheblue[/nom]A typewriter has infinite standby time and it runs off paper and ink. On a mostly unrelated note, people have no idea how fucked we'd be if we lost access to reliable power in a large area for a few months. Most of us are completely unable to fend for ourselves these days. Very little reserve food and fuel. Yet most people don't even give it a moment's thought.[/citation]

I don't thing that typing would be the greatest of our problems in an energy shortage. If someone really had to write something under such conditions they would be better off handwriting.
 

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[citation][nom]assasin32[/nom]Never could find the backspace button to delete things on a typewriter.[/citation]

all electric type writers had a backspace key
 

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[citation][nom]geost91gr[/nom]We had to get to 2012 to understand we no longer need typewriters. OK...[/citation]

And yet records still exist...
Remember learning to type on one of those things...The clanking sound of the keys still stuck in my head along with the tones of dial up modems. Curse you technologies that helped get us to where we are today!!!
 
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