Canon Fodder: Part One

Canon, the tenth largest public company in Japan, producer of cameras, faxes, laser printers and photo-copiers, have erased electronic typewriters from their company history. No mention of the company's Costa Mesa, Orange County, California plant, which opened in 1974 and produced typewriter ribbon cassettes, office copier products such as toners and drums. No mention of the … Continue reading Canon Fodder: Part One

Canon Fodder: Part Two

So why did Canon (and Sharp for that matter) neglect to mention electronic typewriters in their company history? Following their huge 1988 investment in the Costa Mesa plant in California – and faced with stiff competition from U.S. manufacturers such as IBM and Xerox and the Olivetti Corporation (America) – did Canon fail to make an impact in the American … Continue reading Canon Fodder: Part Two