I was telling my co-workers this morning that one of the pub trivia questions last night was: “Which company invented the dot matrix printer?” They all laughed because the answer, of course, is Epson. Well, to be technical, it was Seiko who then started Epson. They built the “EP-101” for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Hence the name “Epson”, which expresses the company’s determination to produce many worthy “sons” of the EP-101. That’s from our company magazine; I kid you not.) Anyway, afterwards one of the IT guys called me over and showed me the EP-101! We’ve got one in a display case. It looked like a lawnmower motor, to be honest. I thought it was pretty funny though.

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