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If I never hear the term 'ditto-packet' again, it will be too soon. ;-)

 

Aug. 8, 1876: Edison Patents Mimeograph

"Before the inkjet printer, before the laser printer, before the dot-matrix printer, before the photocopier, there came the mimeograph machine. They were everywhere — in schools, offices and the military. If you needed just a few copies of a document, you used carbon paper. If you needed thousands (and had the time and the budget), you could send it to a print shop for typesetting and publication. But if you needed something in between, say 30 copies for a classroom handout (or test!) or 500 or 1,000 for a church bulletin or incendiary revolutionary poster, you had the mimeograph."

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/n.../dayintech_0808

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how bout that.. interesting. i guess i take modern technology for granted. now we dont even have to print handouts for class. my profs tell us to go to the class website for pdf's and if we want a hard copy, we print it ourselves.

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