Allegedly, the bit rate was set to be "the fastest that the mechanism could
I had one salvaged from a Trendata terminal. i still have the manuals and
typeballs (but gave up the Selectric as it was heavy to cart around
with me each time I moved). Also had another specialty "small selectric"
that was part of the Edityper "word processor" (70's vintage) -- paper tape
And, I still have an ASR33 collecting dust! I should eBay it...
That is true. The console model selectric printer could go 15 cps but
the 2741 used a modified office typewriter and it was a little slower.
Back in those days Ma Bell pretty much had a monopoly on modems and
you did not want to rent a faster one than you needed
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