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  1. I’m constantly amused by how companies chose to make their machines electric. Some have standard typebar actions but motorized carriages, others motorized typebars but standard carriages, and others made it entirely electric. Now I just have to be curious as to whether NASA used the Apollo 10s in their offices…

    And the next stapler you showcase is gonna have a hard time beating that nickeled german one with the beautiful design. I’ve never wanted a specific stapler until I saw that one.

    1. Which one has standard [manual?] typebars and a motorized carriage [return?]?

      1. The early Burroughs electrics had motorized carriages, but manual typebars. Woodstock Electrite had motorized typebars, but manual carriage. The Apollo 10 Ted used looks to be electric on most functions, but manual carriage.

        1. Electric keys, manual return, shift (tilt carriage shift, just like the little silver-seiko manuals) and backspacer.

        2. Thanks, Tyler. Many have powered typebars and manual CR but I hadn’t encountered any with the other way ’round. It actually makes sense as carriages got bigger while the keyboard effort stayed the same and it helped the rhythm, too. Another amusing variant is powered carriage return but manual backspace. It’s easy to see why, but still….

    2. I’d be more amused by those companies who chose NOT to make their machines electric :D

  2. I still have my JVC S-VHS editing deck that I purchased back in 2001. Still works great, has barely been used since then. Need to get a digitizer so I can get some of my old productions into the Intertubz.

  3. I prefer Betamax VCR’s and tapes as they rarely tangles tapes in their gears. xD

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