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R.I.P Typewriters!

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by Askari Kanzu, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    RIP Typewriters: Last Manufacturer Closes Its Doors
    by Todd Wasserman 22

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    Joining other discarded technologies of late, including the Flip video camera, Kodachrome, and the humble floppy disk is the typewriter, which will no longer be produced anywhere in the world.

    The last company on earth to produce the typewriter — Godrej and Boyce — has shut down its production plant in Mumbai, India, according to reports that, fittingly, are making the rounds via the Internet.

    The company’s general manager, Milind Dukle, told India’s Business Standard newspaper: “We are not getting many orders now.” Update: Gawker is reporting that there are still manufacturers in China, Japan and Indonesia making typewriters.

    The announcement, if true, ends a long run for the device, which was once a mainstay of office life. A prototype of the typewriter was introduced in 1714 by Henry Mill, but the first mass-produced typewriter came in 1868 when Christopher Latham Sholes, a printer-publisher from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, patented the device.

    The typewriter hit its peak of production in the 1950s when Smith-Corona sold 12 million of the machines in the last quarter of 1953. But, thanks to the encroachment of the personal computer, only about 400,000 typewriters had been sold annually by 2009.

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  2. PakaJimmy

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    Mbona kwenye vyuo vya secretarial ndizo zinazotamba mpaka kesho!
     
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    Ofisi za RITA (Vizazi na Vifo) bado zinatumika sana!
     
  4. Maria Roza

    Maria Roza JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna baadhi ya doc inabidi utumie hii kitu kujaza hapa kazini tunazo :A S 39::A S 39::A S 39:
     
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    sweetlady JF-Expert Member

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    Bado zinatumika sana tu. Vyuo vyote wanavyofundisha secretarial course zipo. Mahakama kuu pia ( hapa Arusha ) wanazitumia bado!
     
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    sweetlady JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa mkuu wa wilaya ya arusha pia zipo za kumwaga! Wanazitumia kuchapa birth & death certificate!
     
  7. Mtazamaji

    Mtazamaji JF-Expert Member

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    Mi nadhani type writer zinatumika sababu watu hawajui na hawana taarifa sahihi juu ya teknolojia mbadala za kisasa zilizopo. Kwenye mambo ya organisation inajulikana jinsi inavykuwaga ngumu watu kukubali changes

    So inabidi tuendelee kwa mazoea tu. but hata huko Rita na ofisi nyingine wakijua na wakalewa other technologies na faida zake hizo type writer wataaachana nazo.

    Mfano kuna hata hii ya How to Send a Fax Via Email | eHow.com. au hii HowStuffWorks "How can I receive faxes in my home office without paying for a fax machine and phone line?"

    je wich one is cheaper ? Naamin internet fax mantaining cost yake ni ndogo.
    kwa hii ya internet fax uzuri unaweza kutuma au kupokea fax regarless of you location. unachhitaji ni internet. But watu tumezowa fax machine ni ngumu kuitoa vichwani mwetu
     
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Freshi sana wabongo tunalinda utamaduni!
     
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    [​IMG] wanna convert mine to a piano.. :tongue:
     
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    already sold mine to recycling agents..
     
  11. wende

    wende JF-Expert Member

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    bado zinatumika sana hasa kutype write details kwenye pasi/ids ktk baadhi ya makapuni apa nchini.
     
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