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The Prospect Behind Us
Part 2, page 3

For our first five years or so we used small filing cards like this one to record subscriptions to PPC. This worked well, but we could see that by about PPC 20 both sides of the cards might be full, and we had come to believe that modern technology could streamline our operation. So we acquired a huge dedicated word processor (a Nexos, bought just when ICL took them over), at huge cost (over £5,000, even with a discount), and began to keep records on it. It is still with us, eleven years later, and remains preferable, for some purposes, to the more modern computer which now provides a habitat for North American subscribers.

The Prospect Behind Us - Part 2, page 4

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