Is it a Computer? Is it a server? Is it a terminal? What really is this piece of 38 year old technology?
This IBM (Display Writer) you may call a computer, but actually it’s a $10.000 typewriter from 1980, so 38 years old.
At that time this computer was owned by Douwe Egberts, a Dutch coffee brand who used this computer to manage their administration. Until the end of 2012 it was used daily by the last owner who managed his own administration. He sold it for $44,- with:
– The 1980 IBM DisplayWriter
– Two DaisyWheel printers
– Lots and lots of documentation
– Sixty 8″ floppys
– The floppydrive, also called the Toaster