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It's round and wobbles, but madam, it's a mouse pad, not a floppy disk

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" It was a hulking great old Imperial too, and not electric, so I had to learn to stop hammering the keys when I moved to computers. "

I learned to type on the 1960's mainframe consoles and computer terminals. They were electromechanical Flexowriters and Teletypes - which needed a similar key pressure to a manual typewriter - if not more. It took a while to learn to stop hammering the keys when Termiprinters and video terminals arrived.

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