Lex Machina

In a recent (IBM's Element of Surprise) post I asked whether "IBM" branded print wheels compatible with Silver Reed EX series electronic typewriters were made for IBM or made by IBM. Sometimes the answer to a typewriter-related question stares you in the face. Take, for example, a batch of Silver Reed compatible IBM print wheels … Continue reading Lex Machina

Finger Gymnastics

Maschinenschreiben Textverarbeitung (Typing and word processing) by Bruno Behne and Albert Titze, Ferd. Dummlers Verlag, 1991), is a German textbook about "typing and word processing on conventional writing machines and text systems, including personal computers". The book is basically a traditional typing practice and instruction book—one that's been updated to take into account the rise … Continue reading Finger Gymnastics

IBM Office

Once upon a time, in the days before Microsoft Office ... Your secretary is in Gstaad. She will be pleased to attend to the following jobs for you: typing with an IBM type-head machine (ask for the various specimens of type) transmission and receipt of telex communications (telex no. 33650) translations in 44 languages (also … Continue reading IBM Office