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The Gene Typewriter

by Máté Hekfusz

New Atlas

Before the age of the typewriter, correcting writing mistakes was all but impossible. Books were written by hand and printed by the printing press — once the impression was made on the paper, it was permanent. If an error slipped it, the whole paper had to be thrown away and everything reprinted. When the first commercial typewriters emerged in 1874, they revolutionized writing and mathematics both…

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