IBM SSK club!

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JP!

14 Mar 2021, 18:52

Picked up this lovely SSK designed for the IBM 6901 “Personal Typing System” PC. Better yet I got the PC, monitor and printer in working condition. :D

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stormcrash

14 Mar 2021, 19:13

Oh that's a really nice find! The Personal Typing System seems like such an odd product, a general purpose PS/2 turned into a dedicated word processor. Hope you make a thread showing the whole thing set up!

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depletedvespene

14 Mar 2021, 19:20

Congrats, JP\!!

stormcrash wrote:
14 Mar 2021, 19:13
Oh that's a really nice find! The Personal Typing System seems like such an odd product, a general purpose PS/2 turned into a dedicated word processor. Hope you make a thread showing the whole thing set up!
Back in the day, dedicated word processors sold quite a bit — some people even preferred those to general-purpose computers. To me, that's one proof that something as open-ended as a personal computer was something too broad for some people.

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zrrion

14 Mar 2021, 19:49

looks like it could stand for a little cleaning, but still a fantastic find!

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Chyros

15 Mar 2021, 12:25

Oh yeah, just remembered, I got another one of these now too!

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JP!

15 Mar 2021, 15:51

Chyros wrote:
15 Mar 2021, 12:25
Oh yeah, just remembered, I got another one of these now too!
I love that were have a OG prototype SSK and the new Unicomp prototype SSK on this thread.

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