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Old July 31 2013, 05:21 PM   #26
Re: The Computers of Star Trek

Well, actually, they could have been looking at scanned copies of the relevant documents, rather than simple computer data text.
Quite so. Although we should remember that TOS never showed us a text-input keyboard, neither QWERTY nor any other sort that would have had all the letters of the alphabet as separate keys. On the other hand, we do see a text-input method that relies on a stylus and a pad. Perhaps inputting text with keyboards is out of fashion, and the standard method is a pen-like device again, resulting in "handwritten" documents.

Timo Saloniemi
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