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-   -   WHY don't they make new word processors to print on paper WITHOUT a computer? (https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/51-home-computing/277649-why-dont-they-make-new-word-processors-print-paper-without-computer.html)

Allan B 2017-10-08 05:24 AM

Well that is interesting but as it does not contain a Printer it will be of no interest to the OP.....

ExDilbert 2017-10-08 11:38 AM

US$499 (close to CD$700) is a bit steep for what it does but I see the attraction. A small laptop would do the same thing. Just get someone to rip out the extraneous programs and install a locked down word processor as the main shell. A laptop with a minimal install of Linux and one of the many word processors that are available would do the trick. It would likely be cheaper as well.

nicdim 2017-10-14 12:13 AM

^I dont think that would do it. I think what im looking for is an electronic typewriter word processor that has the same type of LARGE screen as a laptop that DIGITALLY types each letter on paper wthout mechanical moving parts as in older electronic typewriters,(maby even a digital type-hammer[animated hammer on a narrow retangular transparent screen thats the width of the hammer and length all the way across and thats not a real mechanical hammer of course] that moves(digitally animated) across the paper(page) as you type each letter) and of course you also have the option to type and edit before its typed on paper. Its a wonder why they dont want to make any improvements to the most advanced 1990's electronic word processor typewriter? Its like they abandoned it because of the computer. Electronic typewriters were big back then, they can be big again with newer technology. (I think i invented or have ideas of a number of new ways this could be accomplished on this thread if done right).

JamesK 2017-10-14 07:00 AM

^^^^
Perhaps it's because once you have an advanced electronic typewriter, you've got a computer that can do so much more than just be a typewriter. Computers are cheap. You want a word processor, then get a computer, add appropriate software and a printer. Those devices you want aren't being made because there's no market for something that will be less capable and will cost much more.

nicdim 2017-10-14 08:55 AM

^ I could imagine, if it would be possible to make or manufacture, what i just described would cost $2999 apon release, maby $499 after 5 years??? Maby 10 to 30 years from now they'll be able to manufacture it at a low price of $99 apon release and millions will buy it.

I love this as your signature, "I haven't lost my mind. It's around here...somewhere...", applies to this thread??? (I want to click in a laughing smiley thing here but it doesnt happen using a ps3 with old browser.....oh i know, need a lap top. I guess im one of those types that don't care for upgrading or constant upgrading, except for a typewriter.(please insert laughing smiley here since i can't)-(i bet ya can with your lap tops. OH you can't, finally 1 thing your lap tops cannot doo, unless i buy my own- "haha".

17671 2019-01-30 01:53 PM

I have not owned a working computer or laptop in about 3-4 years, I have one that I use for work but I do not "own" it and only use it for "work" purposes not for personal use as its pretty locked down. As for word processing, my family owns like 3 tablets now, all of them contain Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, theyre free from the app store. when ever I have an important document I need to open and print and I do not have a computer I have always been able to open it on my $100 tablet, make whatever changes I need, save it, and print it to my printer via Google Cloud Printing, it prints beautifully onto my printer, and best of all, no computer was used in the process, unless you consider a tablet a computer, some of them are ya but mine is just a simple android tablet. works great.

Yes printers are becoming obsolete, but they are still needed for A) Printing Bank related documents, B) for School registration applications C) for Passport or Visa or Travel documents D) income tax documents, E) other misc documents that must be mailed


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