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Friday, 27 January 2012

March of the Adlers: 80 Years of Typewriters

This is a scan of a black and white print issued by Adler in June 1979, to mark the launch of the Adler SE 2000 word processing system and its peripheral memory unit (front). Behind it is the Adler SE 1000CD self-correcting golfball typewriter. Adler lined up its typewriters dating back to the turn of the century, saying the image represented "The evolution of word processing." Evolution, maybe, but progress? I wonder ...

6 comments:

Bill M said...

Maybe more of a parade of things that will last and work for decades (or more) to the newest product that will be obsolete in 5 years and never last as an operational machine for more than a decade.

Adwoa said...

"Progress?" Indeed. An arresting visual. Thanks for sharing!

maschinengeschrieben said...

Very impressive. Thanks for sharing this.

Cameron said...

That's a lot of "typeage". Great display!

Richard P said...

Bill M is right, even though I am currently using one of those quickly obsolescent inventions. Neat photo.

Mary A. Berger said...

Nice photo. But where can I find parts to my Adler?