18 In computing, daisywheel
and inkjet are types of what?
I bought a computer system, a dual floppy PC with 128K of memory and a DaisyWheel
Printer, and I used that system to write my first six or seven books.
The first printing of the list that follows was in 1888, when it was reproduced in A5 format by photocopying pages produced with two examples of obsolete technology, a Qume daisywheel
printer that was driven by an Amstrad PCW word processor.
My word processor was up there with us, a marvel of technology that consisted of a daisywheel
typewriter with probably 64 MB of memory and a green-screen monitor; it printed a page per minute.
For example, when laser printers first came out, they were so expensive ($10,000 or more) that they were more costly per page than the old daisywheel
printers with preprinted forms.
Last week I sat in front of my trusty old daisywheel
typewriter for four hours trying to type 800 words that could be deciphered by the features editor.
Originally, the daisywheel
printer was the first revolutionary printer technology to emerge into a world dominated by the typewriter.
If dtp pages look as if one has merely substituted one impact-printer daisywheel
for another, or the compacted setting is so dense it is unreadable, or if one disappoints the readers' expectations of the typeset page in any way - maybe even made it harder than typewriting to read - one has also failed.