St. Louis Sun: October 23, 1989 ~
In 1714 Henry Mill patented the typewriter. By 1886, it was well-distributed and faster than writing—the business world rejoiced. But soon, fast was not fast enough, ribbons were messy, keys would stick, accuracy was a recurring problem – something had to be done.
Then, other men made better what Mill had conceived. Electricity made it faster, plastics made ribbons cleaner, and computer chips gave it memory. The list of where and how a typewriter could be used grew and grew.
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