Some real, old technology.


The Friden Flexowriter.

From the early days on, if you wanted to get information into a computer, or an NC machining center or lathe, you used this.

They also had the ability to do personalized mailings, etc. There was a bare minimum of computational power in this bugger, and by the time this sucker rolled off the line, it had no less than a handful of actual solid state transistors in it, some of them actually used to make simple decisions.


Yeah, it’s forlorn and dusty. I still use it sometimes to punch out a piece of cose to test soemthing.