Getting to grips with technology
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I'm sure we all remember the first piece of computer technology, either at home or probably in work for some, learning that new manual and having a going and being all excited about the amazing new piece of machinery which will make life easier.
This is Olivetti Business Computer System and back in 1978 they sold for £3000, which was quite alot of money back then. It was an intriguing piece of equipment, having a long thin screen that scrolled the text. The company used it to keep track of account records. The details were kept on a A4-sized card that had a magnetic strip along one side, when you wanted to add some transaction to it, you put the card in the slot and it came back out with the new details printed on it, and (I assume) the new information stored on the magnetic strip.
Did you never use one of these, and if so what were they really like ?
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