Why? Japan, that’s why.

Today I bring you the wonders of Japanese technology, the BL-80 Word Writer, which according to goofy Google Translate is a:
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said-openSpecialist single line of writing with a suggested retail price of 86,000 yen or about $850 USD. Perfect for courier addresses, postcards, manifests, 8mm titles, etc.said-closed

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8 thoughts on “Why? Japan, that’s why.”

  1. The BL-80 Word Writer: For when a fax machine is too high tech for a Japanese office…

  2. This is actually an awesome product… Had you seen me Julie’s handwriting, you’d consider it a blessing…

  3. God, I am having flashbacks to 1988. Our section had a big map making printer which functioned and sounded exactly the same.

    Who would buy something like that today? I looks like the kind of thing scammers would sell to the senile.

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