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Typewritten - History - Electric Designs - IBM Selectric
... IBM and Remington Rand electric typewriters were the leading models until IBM introduced the IBM Selectric typewriter in 1961, which replaced the typebars with a ... The Selectric used a system of latches, metal tapes, and pulleys driven by an electric motor to rotate the ball into the correct position and then strike it against the ribbon and platen ... The IBM Selectric became a commercial success, dominating the office typewriter market for at least two decades ...
Word Processor - History
... The term word processing was invented by IBM in the late 1960s ... introduced W/P about five years ago for its Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter and other electronic razzle-dazzle." IBM defined the term in a broad and vague way as "the combination of people ... and subsequent printout." In the early 1970s IBM provided a program for generating printed documents on a mainframe computer, called FORMAT, and not described as a word processor ...