4 responses to An Amish ‘computer’?
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    Comment on An Amish ‘computer’? (April 8th, 2008 at 15:23)

    Well, I suppose if they do sometimes use e mail that would mean computers too.

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    daniel
    Comment on An Amish ‘computer’? (May 5th, 2010 at 19:02)

    Do you have an address for the manufacturer? It sounds interesting for those of us who become easily distracted by the internet when we are supposed to be writing our university term-papers.

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    Richard
    Comment on An Amish ‘computer’? (January 30th, 2013 at 10:42)

    It looks much more like a customised PC than what I understand by a dedicated word processor- it has spreadsheet and drawing/graphics functions and doesn’t seem to have a built-in printer. I’m wondering what OS and software it uses if so- I do recall somewhere reading it’s Windows based but may not be. I’d imagine what would be good for this machine a customised Linux distro with any networking functionality kept to a minimum but with all available printer drivers, and maybe some simple programs like Abiword and Gnumeric and other essential packages or possibly OpenOffice if needs be (“the spreadsheet it “Excel compatible” so it probably isn’t MS).

    To be fair there are dedicated word processors that I think still exist, which can do this job, and a repurposed vintage PC could probably do the same job and not be very good with internet access.

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