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Before there was personal computing, before there was word processing,
there were typewriters. They were noisy, they required ink ribbons,
they used paper, and they did not correct your mistakes. If it was a
manual (non-electric) typewriter, they were also known to jam if you
didn't have the correct typing "rhythm".
Our own David Gewirtz recently did an ode to typewriters, so I'll
direct you to his great piece instead of waxing rhapsodic about them