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Three input devices with chorded keyboards from Bellaire Electronics: the MicroWriter (1978), MicroWriter AgendA (1989), and CyKey (2001?). From the private collection of computer scientist Bill Buxton, taken at Microsoft, via Wikipedia

All year, nprchives is going to pull stories out of our 1984 archive.  Today, this gem from NPR’s tech coverage about the MICROWRITER. It was invented by the late Cy Endfield, who imagined a handheld alternative to the typewriter — with only five keys.

I was trying to give a keyboard that would be usable by all the people who used personal computers, all the new people to have to come to keyboards, who didn’t have to come to keyboards before the age of the computer. And, well, the answer was, play chords. 

Also: here’s a video of someone using the microwriter.

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