The Sharp Memowriter

[From Playboy for December 1981. Click to enlarge.]

Hey, maybe we could attach a little printer to every iPhone?
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 14, 2012
     Category: Computers | 1980s

That's pretty hot stuff for 1981.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/14/12 at 05:12 PM
I really like that pocket typewriter! I was a senior in high school then and would have loved having one then, bet they were expensive though.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/14/12 at 05:20 PM
What once was hawt is later just weird.

The clatter on that little thing reminded me of The Thunderer, my first computer printer, a daisy wheel purchased, yeah, about 1981, for about twice what you'd pay today for a complete desktop system with printer and a big screen. It even had a big padded clamshell case to cut down the sound, but after paying for the printer, I couldn't afford the soundproof box. Sure burned up a lot of fanfold paper back in those days.

A picture of one of those things
Posted by A Mindful Webworker on 07/14/12 at 09:37 PM
Sharp made a whole raft of little goodies. Texas Instruments was their driving force.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/15/12 at 12:31 AM
I still have mine!
Posted by Chipmunk on 07/17/12 at 02:02 PM
ALVIN!!!! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/17/12 at 10:12 PM
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