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Old 04-27-2011, 05:41 AM
 
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It was once an essential item in any office, but the humble typewriter could soon be gone for good after the last factory producing them shut down production.

Godrej and Boyce has closed its production plant in Mumbai and say they only have around 200 machines still in stock.

World's last typewriter factory ends production - Odd News | newslite.tv
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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Gee, I don't ever remember a person getting carpal tunnel using a typewriter
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:02 AM
 
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What is a typewriter?
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Gee, I don't ever remember a person getting carpal tunnel using a typewriter
Interesting fact and true too.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Carpal Tunnel Begins In Your Neck, Not Your Wrist (http://www.safecomputingtips.com/articles/carpal-tunnel-begins.html - broken link)

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If Carpal Tunnel Syndrome comes from typing on the computer all day, why didn't people who typed on typewriters get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Because there was no computer screen to draw their heads forward, their chins tilted up, necks strained. Typewriters were placed lower than desks and typists tilted their heads down not forward. The culprit in Carpal Tunnel pain, the Median nerve, exits the spinal cord from the lower part of your neck, travels through neck muscles under the collar bone to the front of your shoulder bone, then makes its way down your arm, past your elbow to your wrist where it passes through the Carpal Tunnel and into your hand.
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