posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 05:19 PM
My father was in the US Navy from 1959 to 1985 as a Yeoman.
I remembered him using an IBM Selectric when I was a kid in the 70's. I just got off the phone with him and asked what he was using in 1967. His
"I was using a Selectric by then, but that's because I was stationed in Newport. Guys on ships were still using old manuals. But by 1970, everyone had
I remember learning to type on a Selectric II in high school.
I asked my dad about things not lining up. He said a few cuss words, and reminded me that I was in the Navy too, hehehe. Then he understood what I
meant. Here was his answer:
"You never were an Admiral's Writer. You think a flag officer would sign a letter that was all misaligned? The whole point of taking short hand was to
quickly jot down what the Admiral wanted to say, and then spend quite a long time making it look nice on his stationary."
Just my input. Selectrics were around by then, and yes, those that typed even before then, especially if it was high level letters would take a lot of
time making it look good, and aligned.
edit on 5-3-2012 by eriktheawful because: spelling