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James Follett

In 1980 I got thoroughly fed up with my beloved Adler electric typewriter’s repair bills. At this time there were many thin screen electronic typewriters coming onto the market in which one could edit a line of type before committing it to paper. I toyed with the idea of buying one but, having once used a Wang, I was smitten with the idea of having a proper CRT display and the ability to store whole chapters of a novel in RAM and edit them to my heart’s content. Trouble is, IIR, the Wang cost about GBP10K and there was no equivalent wp package that worked using the few microcomputer that were appearing on the market at the time. Read More