Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lifeforms of the Papyrozoic



















Wonderful stuff, isn't it?

But there are signs of things to come. First, there's the problem of "large accumulations of paper, cardboard, etc." Here's a device for baling the paper so it's available for recycling:





And then there are these tabulating machines using punched cards: 
the ancestors of the computer on which you are reading this post.




But what about typewriters?

You can download all the pages about typewriters 
from the 1924 American Digest of Business Machines right here.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Letter from a 21st-century mom

I received this heartwarming letter in the mail a couple of days ago. I think all readers will appreciate it.