Technology: Untying the Tongue

Like some human beings, computers often get tongue-tied because they think faster than they can talk. A digital computer, for example, can produce answers at 62,500 characters per second, but no printing machine has even come close to keeping pace; the computers that turn out data on space shots often are held up for a day or two because their data cannot be recorded fast enough. Now a new ultrahigh-speed printer has been developed that can print as fast as a computer can produce its thoughts. It is so fast, in fact, that it can print the entire King...

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