Talk about a missed opportunity to save the typewriter from oblivion. Rather than promote the insurgency, Dean Shulman, sales director for Brother in 1987, lamely suggested that people were misusing their PCs:
“PCs are wonderful as number crunchers. That’s what they were designed to do, and they do that very well. But I think anyone who uses a PC as a word processor is really misusing the technology. I mean, you don’t buy a horse and buggy to haul stones today. By the time you boot up and long on a PC, you could create a document and print it out on a typewriter.”
Now, I’m off to play Tetris on my Brother JP-1.
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