1955 IBM ad

1956 Pink Typist

The tagline for this 1956 ad for IBM’s electric typewriter reads, “No, the IBM Electric can’t spell but it will give you the best-looking letters you ever saw.” I wonder if they ever imaged that  60 years later someone would be sharing this ad from a machine from that can indeed spell?  For that matter, did anyone imagine that the concept of a letter would be all but obsolete?

1956 IBM Electric Typewriter ad
Typist in pink polka dot dress uses IBM Electric typewriter