The Secret Life of the Word Processor

The name 'Word Processor' was invented by IBM. Their first machines were very difficult to use because they had no screen. A draft version was typed and stored on a magnetic card. After correcting the draft it could be automatically retyped, stopping wherever a change was needed.

SERIES 1:  vacuum cleaner sewing machine central heating system washing machine refrigerator television 

SERIES 2:  car internal combustion engine quartz watch   telephone radio set video recorder  

SERIES 3: fax machine lift word processor electric light photocopier the office

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