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Have you ever used a manual typewrite...   The Real You: Personality Poll

Started Dec-3 by WALTER784; 1965 views.
Risa (Risa25)

From: Risa (Risa25) 

Dec-30

I remember the ribbons on the IBM Selectric were very difficult to change.  They came in a package and were used once and tossed

Risa (Risa25)

From: Risa (Risa25) 

Dec-30

Wow! I suck at speed tests so I would test at 65 wpm but know I type faster; I just don't test well. 

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Dec-30

My 80WPM was back when I was in school over 50 years ago.

I'm sure I'm much faster now, but have never clocked myself since.

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jan-6

They were tossed with all the data left for anyone to read.  No security there.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jan-6

I tested myself mince at 5 minutes, then counted all the words using a word processor.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jan-6

You might be faster on a computer keyboard than a typewriter.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jan-6

Wow... I did the one minute typing at the link below and it said 120WPM with 98% accuracy!

 Free Typing Test - Typing Speed Tests - Learn Your WPM - Typing.com

But turn the sound off... that typewriter clacking sound is annoying. 

FWIW

Risa (Risa25)

From: Risa (Risa25) 

Jan-6

I remember a tv show where the investigator was able to lift words off  a ribbon--I think someone typed a suicide note to fake a homicide?  Criminals really are stupid lol

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jan-7

On the one-use only (non-reusable) carbon ribbons, yes, you can pull the used portion out of the cartridge and read everything that was typed... including the mistypes... LOL

FWIW

Risa (Risa25)

From: Risa (Risa25) 

Jan-7

I know there's a way to follow every keystroke on a computer, but reading used carbon ribbons sounds easier than retrieving deleted computer files

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