In Pictures: Of punchcards, platters, and wooden mice. The PC's origin story

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Hunting and pecking The inspiration for the keyboard lies back in the analog days of olde, with the humble typewriter. Users of early mainframes and computers relied on electrical teleprinters and keypunches to communicate with the machines, before those devices were eventually replaced by computer screens and keyboards.

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