Sharp Thinking

Released circa September 1991, Sharp's "second generation" 3000 Series of PA (Personal Automation) portable electronic typewriters are smaller and lighter than their predecessors ... Above, a single platen knob Sharp PA-3000II (in my collection) "First generation" PA-3000/3100 Series portable electronic typewriters (3000, 3020, 3120, 3130, 3140, 30211) were introduced in October 1986 ... Above, a … Continue reading Sharp Thinking

The World According to Sharp

Although Sharp owed its initial success, and eventually its name¹, to the Ever-Sharp Mechanical Pencil, it was the calculator that really transformed its fortunes. In 1981 (according to Sharp's corporate history at www.sharp-world.com) the two companies that had been marketing Sharp electronic office equipment were merged to form Sharp Business, Co., Ltd. Thereafter, Sharp made its first … Continue reading The World According to Sharp