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The Typewriter Database 1998 Smith Corona Display 800 Serial # #? From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Rolf Boone: 1998 Smith Corona Display 800 Serial # #? Another relative who sent me a "typewriter" they didn't need. I gladly accepted (thank you!) and yet... I wrestle with whether to use it.

For starters, the design makes it very hard to see what you're actually typing in typing mode, which means you have to switch to line mode and rely on the tiny LCD display. So, you type out a line on the screen, hit enter, and it types (prints?) it for you.

If you have to rely on the screen to use it, does that make it a typewriter or a computer?

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Rolf Boone:
1998 Smith Corona Display 800

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1998 Smith Corona Display 800
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-29-2017 at 10:20AM
Last Edit: 06-29-2017 at 10:24AM

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Another relative who sent me a "typewriter" they didn't need. I gladly accepted (thank you!) and yet... I wrestle with whether to use it.

For starters, the design makes it very hard to see what you're actually typing in typing mode, which means you have to switch to line mode and rely on the tiny LCD display. So, you type out a line on the screen, hit enter, and it types (prints?) it for you.

If you have to rely on the screen to use it, does that make it a typewriter or a computer?


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Rolf Boone
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Spotted a Royal KMG at a thrift store about a year ago and it became a surprising source of inspiration.


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