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The IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Composer

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Neaaaat. I have a restored(ish) Selectric II and have done the reading on typewriter and especially Selectric history, they're a fun chapter in technology. This serious collector found a MT/ST (Probably the first thing that could properly be called a wordprocessor. The typewriter parts are coupled to a core-and-SLT baby computer with some magnetic tape drives for storage) - which were so exotic and generally leased that no surviving examples were known to exist. Locally. The whole multi-part system with one input only recorder unit and a full IO unit and accessories. With their service manuals and records. ...At least none of my hobby projects are that big and exotic.
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