NEC ProSpeed 386
cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue May 31 18:57:04 CDT 2016
On Tue, 31 May 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> It could be a matter of what you learned to touch-type on. For me, it
> was a manual Underwood office machine.
> It took some time to get used to
> an electric typewriter--too twitchy. One thing that's probably been
> lost to time is the need for a uniform striking force when using a
> manual typewriter.
I had a problem with touch-typing. My little finger wasn't strong enough
to casually lift the entire mechanism. So, for a capital 'F', instead of
a little finger and the key, it was my whole right hand on the right shift
while I pressed that key.
My father got an IBM electric (LONG before Selectric) at Goodwill.
Enormous black heavy thing, that smelled like IBM electro-mechanical gear.
It took a lot of work to get it and keep it working.
When I was in college, those disposable Smith Corona portable elctrics
Later, the selectrics were just amazing.
> Just call me an old fossil.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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