(dodgy frames in the middle)
It baffles me that "word processing" was so kewl as to become a tagline at the time.
1975 - Hmmm, you were what, Minus 4 years old back then? :-)
In '75, only professional mainframe and mini-computers were in use, with some hobbyists just starting to use/play with/program/etc. some micro-computers. The Altair 8800 was released in Jan. 1975, as a kit - for $395.00 (USD). This was without inputs or outputs, unless you count the toggle switches and lights. .
Word Processing was a new thing, one that IBM and others (Wang, etc.) were convincing the corporate world that it was a good thing. Word Processors were standalone, single purpose machines. My aunt worked for 15 years for the US government, doing Word Processing almost exclusively, using Wang and IBM standalone word processors.
"Remember, no matter where you go... There you are." (Buckaroo Banzai).
"Hey, barkeep, 2 Rock Over Hip-Hops and 1 Bach Over Vivaldi with ice."
In 1975 I breached the security of the R&D dept at IBM in in Research Triangle Park (RTP) North Carolina.
I was almost three.
(dude, they used lights at the doors to limit access to some areas, I just crawled under them. So damn obvious even a three year old could get in. Tssk!)
I had forgotten about the Wang. Teeheehee.
Sorry, I was off by 6-7 years.
Most people who were likely to be stealing secrets from IBM's R&D dept, back then, were not 2.5 feet tall, and very limber (as most real young ones are). They would have likely been noticed trying to slip under the lights (their feet probably would stick out far enough to be seen).
Hehehe, yeah I ruined that one. Sorry. I'm twenty nine! Oh yeah! W00t!
I remember from that incident at IBM that when someone carried me back to dad and told him they found me in the high security area, he beamed with pride. ;)
who knew that IBM was in the copier business at one time?
Us old folks! :-)
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