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Remember Those? A Trip Through Technology Then and Now

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    | Posted 2008-07-02
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THEN: Hewlett-Packard 9871A Daisy-Wheel Impact Printer

The 9871A was a wide-carriage, full-character daisy-wheel printer with a lightning-fast print speed of 30 characters per second. It was designed for use with the 98X5 Series of computer/calculators. The 9871A used the IBM Selectric print mechanism and also had (excruciatingly slow) graphics-printing capability and an optional tractor feeder.

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