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The IBM Selectric typewriter turns 50

The iconic IBM selectric typewriter turned 50 years old on July 31 2011 and continues to make appearances on the Emmy-nominated show Mad Men. More so, it continues to stand out as a much loved, and universally recognizable icon of an era.The IBM ® Selectric typewriter was a radical innovation that completely disrupted the business typewriter market. It transformed the speed, accuracy and flexibility with which people could generate the written word, and helped pave the way for the use of typewriter keyboards as the primary method for humans to interact with computers.

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