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2/6/2014

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 Responses to “Why? Japan, that’s why.”

  1. derpus maximus Says:

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

  2. Coligny Says:

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

  3. Gramps Says:

    Reminds me of my old Sharp PC-1500 and its plotter back in the mid-eighties. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  4. Herprimus Derprimus Says:

    WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE ANYWAY?!

  5. BBJ (via email) Says:

    You know Barkely, there’s something about the people here. They all look different somehow.

  6. dimwit Says:

    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.

  7. AnimeCharacter Says:

    I could not resist commenting on how very “Japanesey” this is!

  8. Coligny Says:

    Reminds me of my old Sharp PC-1500 and its plotter back in the mid-eighties :)

    At least it’s not a turtle plotter…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_graphics

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