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Meet the mystery woman who mastered IBM’s 5,400-character Chinese typewriter

27 mins | May 24, 2021
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The surprising life story of a typewriting virtuoso. Lois Lew confidently operated a highly complex, first-of-its-kind Chinese typewriter in presentations from Manhattan to Shanghai. 70-plus years later, she’s telling her story. Thomas S. Mullaney — a professor of Chinese History at Stanford University — explores the experiences of the typist who was prominent in IBM’s effort to electrify the Chinese language.
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