Yes, that’s right Millie, those Packard Bell ribbons were interchangeable, and so were the typewriters. Packard Bell never made any of them, they were made by Korean companies Sharp and Samsung.

Actually Lizzie, Minolta “had a mind” to source their electronic typewriters from Brother Industries and TEC. The competitive-cooperative spirit of those “crazy” Japanese knows no bounds!

Ah, the dot-matrix! That reminds me, Melba, I forgot to take my red pill.

The best advice I can give, Dear Reader, is never to take advice from anyone.