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    News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    Brother closes its Wrexham typewriter production line.
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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    Today I learnt that typewriters are still being made in the world
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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    I can almost hear the luddites crying.
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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    Great! That means my mum's behemoth now has some rarity value!

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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    Who buys typewriters now? I'll give you one example. Most shipping offices still require one for filling out despatch forms and release notes, when a low volume customer insists on a special proprietary format. There are plenty of cases like this where it isn't worth fully automating production of shipping documentation.

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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    It was about time, 1985 o man!

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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Today I learnt that typewriters are still being made in the world
    Me too, I thought that they had stopped producing them years ago.

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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    Sad day. I work in computing but my first job was a typewriter mech with Olivetti more years ago than I care to remember (I'm 59). I remember seeing the first PC's appearing and the gradual demise of all those firms like Olivetti, DEC, Bull, etc with the change from Mainframes to smaller Unix boxes and PC servers.

    Reminisce over

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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Me too, I thought that they had stopped producing them years ago.
    Same...

    I thought the most primitive it got these days was a dot-matrix printer attached to a PC... Seriously, what is there that actually can't be done with a special printer attached to the regular PC/network everyone has anyway? Dispatch notes etc can just be printed with careful formatting/forms etc

    I suppose the secret typing of memos on a non-connected machine with no memory angle could have some legs... perhaps you need to fight the Cylons by going offline with it all...

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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    Does that mean these are still made in other countries outside the UK ?
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    Re: News - Typewriter production ends in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Does that mean these are still made in other countries outside the UK ?
    Apparently, yes.

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    The company will continue to make typewriters in Malaysia.

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