EX Machina

Psst. Wanna buy a great typewriter? I’ve got one cheap. But before you leap for your telephone, here’s a little secret not too many people know. The Silver Reed EX-42 electronic typewriter […]

The World According to Sharp

Although Sharp owed its initial success, and eventually its name¹, to the Ever-Sharp Mechanical Pencil, it was the calculator that really transformed its fortunes. In 1981 (according to Sharp’s corporate history at www.sharp-world.com) the […]

Bad Blood

I’m not a blood donor. I haven’t been since August 11th 2000. Apparently, there’s a small chance I may have contracted mad cow disease (Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease or VCJD). Tell people you’ve previously been […]

IBM Office

Once upon a time, in the days before Microsoft Office … Your secretary is in Gstaad. She will be pleased to attend to the following jobs for you: typing with an IBM […]