Of all the technologies that have gone extinct in your lifetime, which one do you miss the most?
I, first, learned to type on a manual typewriter. However that’s not the technology I miss the most. On manual typewrites, the keys were bad to get tangled together, especially if you typed fast, and I was a fast typer.
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There was, also, problems with the ribbon, a typist had to live with. Changing the ribbons took a lot of time. There was no backspace/delete, so one had to use white-out or try to erase the errors. It was very hard to get a perfect looking article, essay, letter, manuscript, or report.
Thankfully, by the end of my high school years, the electric typewriter was on the market. I loved the electric typewriter’s. They are the ones I miss the most.
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The electric typewriter was a great invention for fast typers. The keys didn’t lock up. The ribbon was held in place. All in all, it was easier to turn out a professional looking paper.
I worked on an electric typewriter, for nearly 15 years, before the first computers were made available to the public. Working on a computer has many benefits, but I still miss the electric typewriter.