Lol, I was 2 when this video was made.
The central memory can store 37,00 pages of A4 text.
That’s interesting that it was less costly even back then for France to give everybody a terminal in their home than to print phone books every two years.
That single handed keyboard looks quite nifty.
I see that even this bit of automation saw Bradford council sacking half of the people in those offices. I wonder what the total of hours * wages lost vs hours * wages gained in new jobs would be, for all automation?
Optical cpu’s in the future.
Fun fact about the Microwriter one-handed keyboard featured in that BBC program. Apparently the inventor wrote, produced and directed the classic Zulu film featuring Michael Caine!